Having been in the Food industry for Sheldon Lavin is the Chairman and CEO of OSI Group, LLC. He has a great specialty in the area of meat processing. In 1970, Lavin moved to become an investor in the OSI group company when it was Otto & Sons. This happened as the opportunity had presented itself when Otto and Sons were in need of money and had requested Lavin to become an investor in the now OSI group. Over the years, through the experience gathered, the CEO has managed to expand the OSI group to more than 16 countries outside the United States.
Furthermore, Sheldon’s experience in the field of investment and also banking has helped him make many acquisitions and mergers that have immensely contributed to the growth of OSI group. In 2016 alone, under the able leadership of Sheldon Lavin, the OSI group made three major acquisitions, one being in the US.
The CEO of a multibillion company is also the President of OSI international food ltd. His diverse skills in leadership and strategic management are evident through the many responsibilities that he has currently. Sheldon Lavin is the General Trustee of Rush University Medical Center. Apart from that, he is also the director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Because of his contribution to the international business platform, Lavin has been given recognition by being awarded the 2016 Global Visionary Award that was presented by the Vision World Academy of India.
In the many years that Sheldon Lavin has been in the food industry, he has made a great impact. His background in financial education and the work exposure in a financial institution have been a catalyst for the growth of his company. At the age of 81 years old, Sheldon has not been deterred from continuing to pursue his vision of further expanding the OSI group. He continues to propose strategies for the firm to continue making progress, something that he hopes that those who will be taking over the OSI group will be able to uphold and continue.
Due to his love for the environment, Sheldon Lavin has advocated a lot the use of green energy. As a result, he has received many environmental and sustainability awards. Sheldon Lavin is also a philanthropic man. He is actively involved in charitable causes such as Ronald McDonald house of charities which is a center that provides a home environment that tries to provide resources that help to keep families together.