Sheldon Lavin started his career in the meat industry in 1970, working as a financial consultant with Otto & Sons Company. The company was governed by Mr. Otto and his two sons who became Midwest’s main McDonald Corporation’s supplier of hamburgers. The company underwent a phase of a financial hitch, prompting Sheldon to come in and help with financing. After the issue was cleared, Lavin was requested to take ownership of the company as a business partner which he turned down and sought to maintain his place as the Financial Consultant. By 1975, Sheldon was substantially involved with Otto & Sons at a time when they sought for overseas investments.
After Mr. Otto retired, Sheldon accepted to be an official partner with the company, which changed its name to be OSI Group. The company expanded and crossed boundaries to serve North America, Australia, Europe, India, Japan, Philippines and South Africa. Sheldon Lavin is currently OSI’s Chief Executive Officer. The company is a major meat and food processing firm that comprises of both OSI Industries and OSI International Foods. During his leadership at OSI, Sheldon has earned himself a high profile in the industry. He is also the president of OSI International Foods Ltd. which controls a major part of the company’s operations. Details OSI Group,click here.
Sheldon holds a degree in financial accounting, which has been worthwhile especially in his financial career path. Sheldon is an active philanthropist and has received numerous awards for both business and non-profit activities. His philanthropic works include his participation in several charity events including Evans Scholarship Fund, Jewish United Fund, Inner City Foundation, United Negro College Fund and, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For his incredible accomplishments at OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin received the 2016 Global Visionary Award by the India Vision Works Academy.
During his tenure as head of OSI Industries, the company has exhibited exponential growth globally and has secured a high rank in the international scene as the largest supplier of protein. Sheldon Lavin takes pride in making sure that OSI is the powerhouse that it is today and says that all he wants is for his accomplishment to act as an inspiration to upcoming corporate leaders. He adds that dedication is the key when it comes to pushing for the success of a company by its leaders. Leaders are responsible for finding innovative ways to ensure that their companies are at par with global commerce while equally finding opportunities for their employees. Despite his success, Lavin is still actively involved in pushing OSI Group to greater limits.
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