Neil Keane has been elected President of the Agricultural Science Association, the professional body for graduates working in all areas of the agri-food sector.
He becomes the 65th president of the, one of Ireland’s oldest professional associations.
From Dublin, Mr Keane holds a BAgrSc and MAgrSc from UCD and an MBA from the UCD Smurfit School of Business.
He started his career with Westmeath agri- merchant Thomas Flynn before moving to England to work with the co-op Countrywest Trading.
In 2005, he joined Alltech UK and is currently commercial director of Alltech’s ruminant business across Europe. He lives in Carlow with his wife and three children.
He has served as the association’s vice-president for the past 12 months. He takes over as president from Eoin Lowry, agribusiness editor of the Irish Farmers Journal.
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