Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and the president of the OSI group of industries which is a leading supplier of food products globally. With an education background in accounting and finance, Sheldon Lavin ran a successful consulting and finance firm before joining the food processing industry 43 years ago. He started as an employee of Otto and Sons, a precursor of the OSI group of industries. He worked his way up to be the president and CEO of the OSI group.
After the retirement of his last remaining partner, Sheldon Lavin acquired a 100% controlling stake of the OSI group.
During his reign as the CEO, Sheldon Lavin has transformed the company from a small little-known family business to a leading global food processing group. In his tenure, he has actualized the expansion of the OSI group to over 70 facilities in 17 countries.
Sheldon Lavin has foreseen expansion in China, Australia, Japan, India, Philippines and South Africa. Sheldon has also increased the substantial presence of the OSI group in Brazil and Europe having employed over 20,000 employees with a revenue of more than $6 billion. Under his management, the OSI group has managed to feature in the top 50 global private organizations for a long time now.
With over 43 years experience in the food processing industry, Sheldon Lavin has attained various awards. Some of the awards include; Globe of honor award by the British Council. The award recognized his efforts to develop techniques that minimized pollution of the environment. Forbes also named the OSI group a leading firm in food processing.
Sheldon Lavins most prestigious award was the global visionary award of 2016 by the vision world academy of India. The award recognized Sheldon Lavin’s outstanding perseverance to make his dreams a reality despite any challenges. The award appreciated his efforts to transform the OSI group from a family business to a reputable global business.
Sheldon Lavin also involves in charities. Being philanthropic, he is actively involved in the Ronald Mcdonald House charity, Inner city Chicago foundation, Evans scholarship fund among others. In his line of duty, Sheldon believes people are the most significant asset in any business.
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