As the Chairman and CEO of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin has an impressive profile in the food and meat processing industry. Besides being actively involved in OSI’s operations, Sheldon Lavin currently serves as the President of OSI International Foods Ltd. Since 1970 when he initiated the financing of Otto & Sons, Mr. Lavin has developed extensive industry knowledge. Under his belt, Otto & Sons quickly grew from a domestic food processing plant to a globally recognized company. Afterwards, Otto & Sons changed its name to OSI Group. It currently operates over 60 facilities across the world.
On February 20, 2016, Sheldon Lavin was presented with a Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy in recognition of his incredible accomplishment of scaling OSI Group globally and contributing to job growth. Mr. Lavin felt honored for winning such a prestigious award and boasts of his achievements of growing OSI Group into an international powerhouse. Mr. Lavin has committed his life to the overall welfare of OSI Group and its employees.
Besides expanding operations around the Globe, OSI Group has received several awards under Lavin’s leadership. Mr. Lavin hopes that the next generation of leaders will continue prioritizing on ecological and sustainable business practices. He looks forward to mentoring the next generation of leaders to grow their businesses responsibly and contribute to the growth of global commerce and investment opportunities. While Lavin is an inspiration to young entrepreneurs, he is not retiring anytime soon. He still invests much of his time and resources supporting charitable causes such as Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Mr. Lavin is a holder of a degree in Finance and Accounting. He is also a recipient of several awards from charitable and business activities. Besides his role at OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin is an active philanthropist with a significant contribution to charities such as Inner City Foundation, Evans Scholarship Fund, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Jewish United Fund. At the age of 81 years, Mr. Lavin continues to pursue further growth of OSI Group. OSI Group ranks as the world’s largest supplier of protein-products in the world. It currently runs 55 facilities in over 16 countries. Sheldon Lavin has received many awards since joining OSI Group. They include awards for safety risk, health management, and environmental management. The British Safety Council honored the OSI Group with the 2016 Globe of Honor for its strategies in risk management.
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