Mr. Sheldon Lavin currently works at OSI Group, a premier meat and food processing company as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. OSI Group comprises of OSI Industries and OSI International Foods Ltd. Despite Mr. Lavin entering the meat and food processing industry as an outsider; he eventually became an expert. Mr. Lavin built himself an impressive profile while working in the finance and banking sector. He even owned a financial consulting firm.
Mr. Lavin’s path into the food processing industry took shape in 1970 after offering financial consultation to the Otto & Sons Company. The company had an opportunity to become the supplier of hamburgers to the McDonalds but lacked enough funds to secure the deal. As such, the only option was to seek financial aid. In the processing of helping the Otto & Sons Company secure funds, Mr. Sheldon Lavin was requested by the bank to take the ownership of the company. Mr. Lavin opted to be the company’s financial advisor and not a managing partner.
Mr. Sheldon Lavin became actively involved in Otto & Sons Company’s activities in 1975 after the owner started to look for overseas investors. As a result, Mr. Sheldon agreed to become a managing partner after the founder retired from the business. Consequently, the Otto & Sons Company changed its name to OSI Group. Under Sheldon Lavin’s watch, OSI Group has continued to scale globally, operating facilities in South Africa, Europe, Philippines, North America, and India. At age 81, Mr. Lavin pursues further growth of OSI Group. Over time, OSI Group has become one of the world’s leading suppliers of protein items. OSI Group currently runs over 55 facilities in nearly 16 countries.
Mr. Sheldon Lavin’s relentless efforts at the college earned him a degree in Finance and Accounting. He has also won several awards for his incredible accomplishments in the business and charity worlds. Mr. Lavin is a passionate philanthropist passionate philanthropist who has contributed significantly towards charitable causes such as NMSS, Evans Scholarship Fund, the Jewish United Fund, and United Negro College Fund. He received the Global Visionary Award in 2016 for his incredible achievements of scaling OSI Group globally and contributing to job growth across the globe. He is proud of his efforts in helping OSI Group grow from a domestic food supplier to an international powerhouse. Besides taking OSI Group onto the international scene, Mr. Lavin has also enabled it to receive numerous environmental and sustainability awards.