Sheldon Lavin is a reputable professional and intellect well known to build and lead business empires. He is currently serving at OSI Group as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. OSI International Foods Ltd, a famous company in the meat and food processing industry, is also lucky to have Lavin as president. Lavin had actively participated in the development and growth of the OSI Group since 1970 when it was known as the Otto & Sons. OSI Group currently operates in 60 different countries owing its booming success to one Sheldon Lavin.
Sheldon borrows his sharp skills and expertise from a strong education background where he studied accounting and finance. Sheldon believes in the power of teamwork and working together with ambitious and like-minded individuals. Sheldon is not your average businessman. He can spot an opportunity, win it and remain at the top of the game. While working for Otto & Sons in 1975, Sheldon nurtured his interests and skills to become the company’s best and top financial advisers. After partnering with the sons, he helped the company expand its clientele base from not just supplying to the United States but across the globe.
Today, OSI employs over 20,000 employees spread over 65 branches situated in 17 countries. It has grown from a medium operating company to one the world’s largest private company. Recently, OSI group ventured into the Spain food market and it is already breaking boundaries. The Spain facility has doubled its production capacity and improved other sectors generally to respond to the growing demand for chicken in Spain and Portugal, another plus for Sheldon Lavin and OSI group. In 2016, OSI Group bought the former Tyson plan based in Chicago to increase its production activity in North America. The company has also significantly expanded its operation in Europe majoring in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands in particular.
Apart from running the company and developing it further, Sheldon has an active philanthropic spirit that has seen him getting involved in numerous charities such as Jewish United Fund, Boys and Girls Club of Chicago and McDonald House charities among others.
Following Sheldon’s success over the years, in 2016 he was recognized and appreciated for his efforts by winning the Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy and later the Edward C. Jones Community Service Award from North American Meat Institute. Sheldon Lavin’s success with the OSI Group is undeniably unique. He recently quoted he is not retiring any time soon, so we continue to anticipate for some more surprises from the OSI Group.