Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Alric Blake chairs the executive committee and is the highest ranking officer within Alltech outside of the founding Lyons family. Prior to his current role, he served four years as CEO as appointed by Alltech’s founder Dr. Pearse Lyons.
Upon joining Alltech in 1996, Blake had direct responsibility for the launch of the global ERP system as the associate director of finance. In 2003, he was promoted to director of finance for Europe and Asia, and, in 2007, became responsible for the development of group financial and strategic planning. Since 2011, Blake had been the global vice president and CFO, with direct responsibility for Alltech’s global finance activities as well as managing directorship of the Alltech U.K. office. He has been responsible for mergers and acquisitions globally.
Blake received a degree in business and finance from Peterborough College, and he completed his MBA studies in business and finance at Leicester University in the U.K.