Currently, Sheldon Lavin is serving as the Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group. This is reputed company in the meat and food processing sector. The OSI Group comprises of OSI International Foods along with OSI Industries. He was an outsider when he joined this industry, but today he is considered an expert. His stronghold was the finance as well as the banking sector. He had his own financial consulting firm.
It was in 1970 that he entered into the meat industry. Sheldon Lavin used to help Otto & Sons Company by providing them financial consultation. Soon, Mr. Otto along with his two sons came across the chance to become the supplier of hamburgers to McDonald’s Corporation in the Midwest region. Still, they did not possess ample funds in order to secure it.
Hence the only option they had was to get a financial solution. During the processing of the request from Mr. Otto and his sons, the bank asked Sheldon Lavin to take the ownership of their company in his own hands, but he declined. This was because he wanted to be their Financial Consultant and not become the business partner of Otto & Sons.
It was in 1975 that he became heavily involved with this Otto & Sons Company. At this time, its owners were looking for investing overseas. This was when he decided that he would become a partner with their company as the two sons will be taking over the company and their father will be retiring from this business. Later on, Otto & Sons became the OSI Group. This company continues to grow all across Europe, and North America, besides Australia, India, as well as Japan, South Africa, and even the Philippines.
Sheldon Lavin is 81 years old today. He is still focusing on expanding the OSI Group still further. With this approach in mind, the OSI Group has become the largest supplier in the world today of protein. Today it is the proud owner of more than 55 facilities spread over 16 countries.
He is highly qualified and perfectly suited for this job that he holds currently. He has a degree in Finance and Accounting. Besides, he has several awards that he has received from non-profit along with other business activities. He is an Active Philanthropist too. He has contributed to several charities that include the Jewish United Fund, besides the Evans Scholarship Fund, as well as United Negro College Fund, along with Inner City Foundation, and even NMSS (National Multiple Sclerosis Society).
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