CEO Sheldon Lavin Leading OSI Group to Great Success Globally
Sheldon Lavin currently serves OSI Group’s Chief Executive Officer. OSI Group is a global company with two main subsidiaries; OSI Industries and OSI International Foods. Mr. Lavin began his career in the banking and finance industry where he provided financial consulting services to Otto & Sons Company (now OSI Group) in the early 1970s. He later joined the company as a partner and has since become an expert in the food industry. Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin as the CEO, OSI Group became a global company with operations in 17 nations and over 50 facilities.
Sheldon Lavin Honored with Global Visionary Award
In 2016, Indian based Vision World Academy honored OSI Group CEO and Chairman Sheldon Lavin with Global Visionary Award. This award recognizes individuals in different industries who have persistently worked extremely hard to achieve their goals. Mr. Lavin was recognized for guiding OSI Group from a local food processing company to become an international food processing company operating all over the world. OSI-Vista Processed Food has operated as part of OSI Group in India since 1995. It has eight facilities in India supplying processed meat, vegetables and fruits. As an executive of company, Mr. Lavin is still pursuing additional markets for OSI Group to ensure the expansion plans are still on course.
Lavin’s Education Background and His Philanthropic Initiatives
Sheldon Lavin holds a degree in finance and accounting. This is the reason why he worked in the banking and finance sector before joining the food industry. As a philanthropist, Mr. Lavin has actively contributed to numerous charities focusing on improving the lives of others. Some of the charities Lavin has contributed to include Evans Scholarship Fund, Inner City Foundation, Jewish United Fund and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Indeed, these organizations prove that Sheldon Lavin is an active philanthropy.
In 2015, Sheldon Lavin was honored by RSM US LLP with a Lifetime Achievement Award. This was to recognize his achievement for the service he had provided to the Chicago business community. OSI Group has grown tremendously since Mr. Lavin became the owner of the company a few decades ago. Today, the company has employed over 20,000 staff serving in different facilities in 17 countries. The annual revenue for the company is over $6 billion. Indeed, it is obvious that Sheldon Lavin has worked tireless to ensure he has achieved his goals of operating a global enterprise.
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