Sheldon Lavin’s Journey in the Food Industry

Mr. Sheldon Lavin is a top Chief Executive Officer in the meat and processing industry called OSI group. OSI group comprises of OSI international Foods and OSI industries. Mr. Lavin started his career in the finance and banking sector where he was working as a serious Executive on top of this he had a financial consulting firm. He holds a degree in Finance and accounting.

He received several awards from business activities and non- profit making organizations. Being an active Philanthropist, Sheldon has greatly contributed to various charities such as National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Jewish United Fund, the Jewish United Fund, Evans Scholarship Fund, United Negro College Fund and Inner City Foundation. Sheldon serves as General Trustee of Rush University Medical Center. He also served as a Director of National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

Mr. Sheldon’s journey into meat industry states back in 1970 where he was offering help to Otto & Sons Company with financial consultation. Mr. Otto and sons had an opportunity to supply hamburgers McDonald’s Corporation, but they did not have enough funds to secure it. This called them to seek financial consultation and solution from the bank. Mr. Sheldon was requested by the bank to take the ownership of Otto & Sons Company, but he declined the offer and opted to become their financial consultant instead of a business partner.

Otto & Sons Company started their journey of product supply oversea in 1975. This is the time Mr. Sheldon Lavin become substantially involved in their activities. He partnered with the two sons after Mr. Otto retired from the business. This partnership led Otto and Son become OSI group. The company has now grown to many parts of the world such as North America, Australia, India, Japan, Philippines and South Africa.

Mr. Sheldon Lavin is currently at the age of 81 and is still engaging pursuing further expansion of OSI Group. The hard work and determination have made OSI Group the largest protein supplier in the world. The group has more than 55 facilities in more than 16 countries.

Sheldon achieved a Global Visionary Award which was awarded to him by India’s Vision World Academy on February 20, 2016. This was recognition following farfetched accomplishment by positioning OSI Group onto an international platform and therefore creating jobs worldwide. The award is usually given to various individuals who have converted their dreams to become a reality.

In an interview, Mr. Sheldon said that the company has a family culture where they are proud of all the people working there. He describes his teammate as loyal and talented who have played a great role in the success of the business. He continues to say that his office is always open and they listen to all. In a cooperate office they eat together, and they address other by their first name which makes it more fun this came out clearly when he said that they refer him as Shelly.

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