Sheldon Lavin who is the CEO and Chairman of OSI Group is a genuine illustration of the proverb “Rome was not built in a single day.” He has spent many years within this industry striving to shape a small business to a world class renowned company. Mr. Lavin began his career more than forty-three years ago where he started from a humble beginning concerning knowledge in food industry. Previously, he was a successful investor and an expert in the banking sector. Moreover, he owned his own financial consulting firm. As such, he was experienced in financial management issues but did not possess the expertise needed in the food processing industry.
The company which started as a small outlet named McDonald Scentric burger supplier has now grown into an international food firm under Mr. Lavin governance. The company prides itself on giving employment opportunity for more than 20, 000 employees who are employed annually. The company has been able to achieve much of its success through the business culture established by Mr. Lavin. The workforce is family oriented which ensures the longevity of employees.
OSI Group has so far managed to expand into other countries such as South Africa, India, Japan, China, Australia, and the Philippines. Such growth has added up to the presence of the Company in other regions such as Brazil and Europe. The ambitions efforts of Mr. Lavin seem to bear fruits as the company has so far grown to meet its set goals. The primary objective held by Mr. Lavin was expanding the business and ensuring its diversification. OSI Group has more than fifty-five facilities across sixteen countries globally.
As a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Lavin gives back to the society through taking part in different charitable events. Some of the charities that he has been active in include, Jewish United Fund, Inner City Foundation of Chicago and other Jewish charities. Under his management, OSI Group has received various awards such as Trustee for Ronald McDonald House Charities, Board member of the Goodman Theatre and many more awards obtained in both business and