Sheldon Lavin is one of the business leaders in the food and beverage industry. He currently acts as the OSI Group CEO and chairman. OSI is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of value-added foods. The business sells its products in over 17 countries across the globe. Lavin has been in the food processing industry for more than four decades. He also served as an administrator in the banking sector.
In 1970, Mr. Lavin took part in the financial deals of Otto & Son, which has held business transaction with OSI. At that time the company had been offered an opportunity to supply meat at McDonald’s, but it lacked funds. Sheldon acted as the owner of the firm to assist it in getting finances from banking institutions. He had become a partner of the Otto & Sons by 1975 and helped the company in handling its investments abroad.
In the early 1980s, Sheldon Lavin was recognized at OSI Group as one of the individuals who had controlling interest at the enterprise. He took over the leadership of the business after one of its partners retired. After a few years, the company started expanding globally, and it established branches Japan, China, Philippines, South Africa, Brazil, and different parts of Europe. OSI Group’s UK unit was recognized as the Best Global Diversified Food Supplier in the region. India’s World Vision Academy also appreciated the good work of Sheldon Lavin and offered him the Global Visionary Award.
The CEO is currently in his 80s and is still striving to ensure that the company performs excellently in the local and international markets. He is focused on its branches in Europe and Asia. Sheldon has been taking part in various philanthropic undertakings. He has offered his support to organizations such as Inner City Foundation of Chicago, Ronald McDonald House, and many others. Lavin has donated money to facilitate the operations of Jewish charities such as the Jewish United Fund. Other foundations that have benefited from him include Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, Evans Scholarship Fund, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the United Negro College Fund. Sheldon has a wife and three children.
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