Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, has received the Business and Finance “Business Person of the Year” award.

The annual award honoring an individual who has enhanced business in Ireland was the highlight of the Business and Finance Award ceremony, held on December 18 in the Convention Center in Dublin city, Ireland. In the past, the achievements of individuals such as JP McManus, Neville Isdell, Michael Smurfit, Tony Ryan, Dermot Desmond, Liam O’ Mahony, Willie Walsh, Philip Lynch, Peter Sutherland, T.K. Whitaker and Denis O’ Brien have been honored.