Finalists for ASA Novus Award Announced



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Wednesday 26 August 2015 

Finalists for ASA Novus Award Announced

Novus Award Finalists The five finalists in the ASA Novus award were announced this week. The award, sponsored by Kerry Group, is aimed at recognising outstanding leadership among graduates working in the agri-food sector.  The finalists are, from left: Dr Karina Pierce, UCD; Roy Geary, Zoetis; Dr Stan Lalor, Grassland AGRO; Páidí Kelly, PhD student Teagasc Moorepark and Dr Anne Finnegan, AIB.  The overall winner of the 2015 award will be announced at the ASA conference banquet in Kilkenny on 10 September.

Novus Award Finalists
The five finalists in the ASA Novus award were announced this week. The award, sponsored by Kerry Group, is aimed at recognising outstanding leadership among graduates working in the agri-food sector. The finalists are, from left: Dr Karina Pierce, UCD; Roy Geary, Zoetis; Dr Stan Lalor, Grassland AGRO; Páidí Kelly, PhD student Teagasc Moorepark and Dr Anne Finnegan, AIB. The overall winner of the 2015 award will be announced at the ASA conference banquet in Kilkenny on 10 September.

The five finalists for the inaugural ASA Novus Award have been announced.  The prestigious award, sponsored by Kerry Group, is aimed at recognising outstanding leadership among graduates working in the agri-food sector.

Following a rigorous assessment by an independent panel of judges, a shortlist of five candidates has been selected from some 40 high calibre applicants.

The five finalists are: Dr Anne Finnegan, AIB; Roy Geary, Zoetis; Páidí Kelly, PhD student Teagasc Moorepark; Dr Stan Lalor, Grassland AGRO and Dr Karina Pierce, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.

The overall winner be announced at the ASA conference banquet in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on Thursday 10 September.

The award has a prize fund valued at €10,000 with the overall winner attending the prestigious Harvard Business School Agribusiness seminar which takes place over four days in Boston, USA in January 2016.

Congratulating the five finalists, ASA President Eoin Lowry said the overall quality of applications for the inaugural Novus Award is demonstration of the outstanding calibre of professionals within the agri-food sector

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