When he began his career in banking and finance, Sheldon Lavin always knew he wanted to be an owner. However he had no idea he would eventually be the current chief executive officer and chairman at OSI Industries. Sheldon, as he is referred at OSI, was first introduced to OSI when it was still called Otto & Son in the 80s. the company had come to seek financial counsel for their company, and as a brilliant professional, Sheldon did a great job that they decided to bring him on board when they changed its name to OSI Group.
Sheldon Lavin has always been a revolutionary visionary leader. His charisma was witnessed when he led OSI Group into one of the most lucrative partnership with McDonalds. This strategic move saw OSI group move from being a small meat processor into a world class industry. Under his leadership, the company expanded their operations across Taiwan, Europe and China. His vision for OSI has been realized with the country expanding to seventeen countries across the globe.
Speaking to CEOSFO Magazine, Sheldon Lavin reveals that instilling a strong corporate culture, open communication and team work are some of the values that have helped OSI Group be who they are today. Sheldon discloses that he works closely with his workers and listens to their suggestions. Respecting their views is one of the things that helped the company form strong partnerships over last decades.
Sheldon’s commitment to the company, his visionary leadership and his determination has been appreciated by his team and people at large. In 2016, Sheldon was awarded by the Vision World Academy for his efforts and his commitment towards OSI Group, from a small meat wholesale to one of the refines meat processors in world.
In addition to his entrepreneurial journey, Sheldon Lavin is a great philanthropist. He encourages his team members to give back to the society within their means. He has walked with the Ronald McDonald House Charities, where his contribution to the needy has been received with so much a[[recitation. He is also the president of Sheba Foundation and works closely with the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago.
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