Often, it is difficult to ascribe the success of a corporate institution to a single individual. However, in the case of OSI Group, the CEO, Sheldon Lavin, takes most of the plaudits. He has almost single-handedly brought the company to its current international status through continuous acquisitions and mergers. The latest firms to join the ever-expanding OSI Group include Baho Food and Flagship Europe.
After spending his early career in the banking industry, Sheldon switched to the food processing sector. He ventured into meat processing, giving up the ownership of a consultancy firm in the process. Later on, he took the helm at OSI Group, which was then an up and coming enterprise. Using his excellent business skills, Sheldon has since developed OSI into an international food giant. Currently, the company employs about 20,000 individuals in its sacral outlets across the world. OSI strive to keep the employee turnover as low as possible, a culture that guarantees their prolonged existence.
When Sheldon joined OSI four decades ago, it was a dwindling family business. Nonetheless, the ambitious venture was looking to expand its operations to overseas destinations, a prospect that lured Sheldon to stick around. Sheldon’s impressive nous saw him appointed partner after the retirement of the founder. Eventually, Sheldon rose through the ranks, becoming honcho of the growing food processing firm.
The expansion process piloted in North America, followed by Europe. In the ‘80s, the business opened its first outlets in Taiwan and South America. The Far East, South Africa, and the Philippines were next in line. Presently, OSI is a global force, with branches in 16 countries across the world.
Sheldon’s heart is as big as his contributions towards the prosperity of the OSI Group. His most outstanding charitable acts include donations to the Jewish United Fund and supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Other cases of Sheldon’s altruism involve backing the United Negra College, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, the Inner City Foundation of Chicago and much more.
The numerous accolades in Sheldon’s cabinet are a testament to his illustrious career. In 2016, OSI group received the coveted Globe of Honor awards from the British Safety Council for their outstanding efforts in conserving and managing environmental health and safety risks. OSI acquires UK’s Flagship Europe
Additionally, the charitable acts of Sheldon have also earned him several awards. His exemplary stewardship of the Sheba Foundation did not go unnoticed, as he took home a Global Visionary award. Sheldon Lavin Continues Global Expansion of OSI Group With Commitment To Green Innovations