Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and CEO of the OSI Group of Companies. The company started its exponential growth when Lavin became a partner in 1970. He steered the company to one of the largest food processing enterprise. OSI Group has about 65 facilities in over 15 countries around the world. Most of the food items enjoyed today in the local food stores is supplied by the group.
Sheldon Lavin strongly believes in the sustainable use of natural resources. He understands the importance of the environmental conservation and has incorporated green ethics in his management. His company recorded a 20% drop in electricity consumption in Spain. As an experienced banking executive and investor, he continues to expand the food business through strategic market approach and food safety practices.
The company boasts of over 20,000 employees across the world. They fondly acknowledge Sheldon’s leadership approach. The investor often delegates some of his duties to highly competent individuals in his company. Sheldon says this approach helps him make informed decisions about the company.
In Feb 2016, Sheldon Lavin was recognized as a persistent and visionary leader who has built a business empire from the ground. He was honored with the Global Visionary Award in India. Additionally, RSM US LLP 2015 presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his unrivaled commitment to the local and business community in Chicago. OSI Group, under his leadership, has won other vital awards including the Globe of Honors Award given by the British Safety Council. The award recognizes “corporations that had developed creative techniques of minimizing environmental pollution.”
According to Forbes, OSI Group is ranked 66th in the food and beverage market and is a leading firm in the world. These global awards and recognitions were made possible by Lavin’s exemplary performance and leadership.
Business is not the sole focus of Sheldon Lavin. He is an active philanthropist involved in numerous charities that have contributed positively to the lives of the less fortunate people around the world. Lavin is involved in several charity and community events including the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Feeding America, Jewish United Fund, Evans Scholarship Fund, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago.
Sheldon Lavin is an icon businessman and philanthropist who is a role model to young entrepreneurs.