Business 100 - 2009

Lynch, Macdara

MacDara Lynch/Pfizer

MacDara Lynch is the Vice President/Team Leader of Pfizer’s Global Contract Manufacturing Division. He joined Pfizer in 1972 in Ringaskiddy, Cork and over the years has worked in various roles in Belgium, Indonesia, and Nebraska. In 2000, MacDara transferred to Brooklyn as Site Leader for the manufacturing facility and in 2003 he was appointed as Vice President/ Team Leader of Pfizer’s Global Manufacturing Division, United States East/Canada Region before assuming his current position in 2007.

Born in Bandon, County Cork, MacDara graduated from University College Cork in 1972 with a B.Sc. degree in chemistry. Throughout his travels, he has always been active in the local community. He served as Honorary Irish Consul in Indonesia for two years and serves on Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation’s board of directors. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Ireland – U.S. Council. MacDara and his wife Ita have three children and two granddaughter and live in Connecticut. He says being Irish “helps to refocus on what is really important in life.”