Sheldon Lavin is a Finance and Accounting, degree holder and a father of three. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of OSI Group,ameat and food processing service industry, which has it headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. He is also the president of OSI International Foods Ltd. Sheldon joined the OSI Group, by then a small company going by the name Otto and Sons, 47 years ago. He previsiously used to work in the banking sector, as well as financial consulting company owner, before getting involved with the company.
In 1975, Sheldon went out of his way and started looking for overseas investments, though he was still not in full-time business with the company. He was greatly impressed by the way the company operated. Sheldon fully became part of the OSI company and in the 1980’s become a partner, with half of the company’s share, after one of the founding partners of the company withdrew from the business and sold out his shares to Sheldon. He later became the sole company owner after the remaining partner retired. Since then Sheldon, has worked tirelessly to see the business thrive and he has managed ton establish about 55 plants, in 17 contries, worldwide, and still striving for more.
Under his leadership, OSI group has been certified as one omong the world’s best observers of the environmental management standards. He has also engineered the company to receiving several other awards, among them being the 2016 Globe of Honor to the OSI company in UK, by the British Safety Council. He has also garnered a lot of awards, as an individual.
Sheldon has always ensured that the company’s employees, enjoy a free working environment, for maximum productivity. He and his company, has been renown for creating jobs all over the world, through OSI’s many expansions, and that earned him the Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy in early 2016.
Other than working with the OSI group, Sheldon has been a philanthropic person, always extending his support and contributuins to several Charity organizations, such as Ronald McDonald House Charities, Boys and Girls clubs of Chicago, United Negro College Fund, just to mention a few. Sheldon has gradually seen his vision of establishing a world class company, come into reality. Other than that, he is dedicated to set an example to the next generation corporate leaders, to commited and responsible leaders, who seek to grow the global market.