The influence of Sheldon Lavin at OSI Group
It is very rare to find a CEO who is as concerned by his employees’ welfare as he is concerned by his business. However, Sheldon Lavin, CEO of OSI Group is not the typical resolute and grave boss; Lavin is cut from a different cloth and his affability inspires the family spirit at OSI Group. His success has not only been influenced by his outgoing and lovable personality but also by his astuteness and his precision to make judicious decisions that guard the future of his company.
From his vast experience in the field of finance, Lavin has been a big plus for OSI’s expansion and acquisition plans. Needless to say, Sheldon Lavin has been the driving force for OSI Industries global operations, and he is the reason the food company is now fully operational in 17 countries around the globe.
Lavin first interacted with OSI Group back in the 1970s when the company was still known as Otto & Sons. At the time, Lavin was working in the finance sector and Otto & Sons were seeking funding to expand its business. Sheldon Lavin, being a resourceful person was able to secure funding for the then, small food company because he believed in their vision. Otto & Sons would later offer Lavin a prime position in the company, and that marked the beginning of what was to become a lifetime involvement for Lavin and OSI Group.
Today, Lavin serves as the CEO and Chairman of OSI Group, and also as the president of OSI International Foods Ltd. Sheldon Lavin has had the best moments of his life while at OSI, and it that passion for his company that still keeps him going, even, at 83 years of age. The CEO says that He envisions OSI Group to be the biggest food company in the globe in the near future, as he has installed a culture of sustainable growth at the company.
Lavin’s leadership at OSI Industries has been so emphatic that he has been the recipient of a number of noble awards, including the 2016 Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy and also a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from RSM US LLP. Sheldon Lavin is a big advocate for sustainable production and environmental preservation.
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