Sheldon Lavin is the President and CEO of OSI Group, meat, and food processing company. The firm comprises of OSI International Foods and OSI industries. Sheldon stepped into the food sector as a stranger, but in the process of time, he turned out to be an expert. Before the OSI Group, Mr. Sheldon Lavin was a great executive in the world of investment and finance, where he run his own financial consulting firm.

Lavin’s journey to the food sector started when he was assisting Otto & Sons Company with financial advice. The company acquired a contract to supply hamburgers to McDonald’s Corporation; however, the company did not have adequate finances to secure the opportunity. Consequently, the only way was to hunt for a solution to their financial problem. As he was assisting the firm with the financial problem, the bank appealed to Mr. Sheldon to take the ownership of Otto & Sons Company, but he refused.

However, in 1975, Mr. Sheldon became extensively engaged with Otto & Sons Company when it began looking for businesses overseas. After the retirement of Mr. Otto, Sheldon Lavin made up his mind to partner with his sons. Consequently, Otto & Sons Company changed its name to OSI Group. The company has continued to spread out all over Australia, Europe, Philippines, Japan, North America, India as well as South Africa.

Sheldon’s vision for the OSI Group has continually been for it to develop into a famous food processing firm. He has managed to achieve this by operating the company as a family. While there are regulations, policies, budget restrictions and administrative duties to follow within the firm, their style has always been family oriented. This approach is fostered predominantly by creating a free working environment in the firm where everybody feels at home. Currently, OSI Group has employed more than 20,000 employees across the world.

At the age of 81, Mr. Lavin is still gearing towards growing the food processing company focusing more on Europe and Asia. For this reason, the food company is a renowned supplier of proteins across the world. Presently, the firm has over 54 facilities in more than 15 countries.

Mr. Sheldon has a Degree in Accounting and Finance. He has also obtained various awards from non-profit and business events. Lavin is also a vibrant philanthropist and has supported various organizations such as Jewish United Fund, Evans Scholarship Fund, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Inner City Foundation among others.

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