Sheldon Lavin is the incumbent Chief Executive Officer at the renowned OSI Group. He is an accomplished entrepreneur in many business ventures. His immense success is attributed to his hard work and commitment, and he has a rich experience of over 15 years in business finance and accounting.
Born in the year 1932, he joined the University of Illinois as well as the Northwestern University. He pursued finance and accounting before attaining his undergraduate degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He launched Sheldon Lavin Associates, a firm based in Chicago offering financial consultancy services.
In the year 1970, he was affiliated to Otto and Sons company, the firm that deals in the production and supply of meat processed products are currently referred to as OSI Group. A German immigrant established the company at Illinois.
Since its inception, it has penetrated the global market with several facilities distributed all over the world. It is also a proud owner of over 20000 employees.
Sheldon Lavin is the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Some of the portfolio firms that he manages include OSI Industries, OSI International Foods and Vista Processed Foods based in India. Under his leadership, the Group has experienced a long streak of success.
Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, OSI Group is now a multi-billion dollar business with branches in India, Indonesia, South Africa and China. The company has incorporated over 66 outlets in more than 17 other countries.
It mainly deals in meat processed products such as kinds of bacon, sausages, hot dogs and pizzas.
Sheldon Lavin mainly chairs the company’s operations in Asia and Europe. He has enabled the OSI Group to enter the Chinese market. The company has grown its facilities to eight in number in China alone.
In one year, he expanded a meat processing factory in Indonesia by thirty percent, and he also established a frozen meat processing plant in India in the same year.
Sheldon Lavin is also a renowned philanthropist who has spent part of his finance and time in benevolent courses. For over 25 years, he has contributed much to Ronald McDonald Charity. He is also Sheba Foundation’s President.