Sheldon Lavin currently assumes the role of the President and Chief Executive Officer of the OSI Group, a premier global supplier of meat and food products. OSI Group comprises OSI International Food, LLC and OSI Industries. It currently operates over 70 facilities in 17 nations. Sheldon Lavin is a holder of a degree in Finance and Accounting. His extensive educational background allowed him to initiate a financing deal for the Otto & Sons before becoming its managing partner. Sheldon Lavin’s consulting firm worked closely with food processing companies such as the Otto & Sons to help them secure expansion capital. It is through this that Sheldon Lavin was appointed by Otto & Sons as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Sheldon Lavin gained a 50% controlling stake of OSI Group in the late 1980s and subsequently 100% following the retirement of the company’s founder, Otto Kolschowsky. During his regime, OSI Group has grown from a small family-owned meat shop to a global enterprise operating over 70 facilities across the world. OSI Group currently has more than 20,000 workers across the globe. With an annual revenue of $6 billion, OSI Group ranks as one of the top 50 private enterprises in the world. Throughout his 43-years tenure at OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin has earned numerous prestigious awards for his excellence. He was recently awarded by the India’s Vision World Academy with the 2016 Global Visionary Award for his excellent performance in the world of food processing. The award goes to individuals who contribute significantly toward humanity through persistence and perseverance to reach their goals. The RSM US LLP awarded Sheldon Lavin with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 for his commitment to the food industry and the Chicago business community.
Beyond his role as the CEO of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin still finds time to engage in charities. He has interest in the Inner City Foundation of Chicago, the Ronald McDonald House Charity, Evans Scholarship Fund, and Jewish United Fund. These awards position Sheldon Lavin as an individual who has worked tirelessly to improve the future of the modern society. Besides scaling OSI Group globally, Sheldon Lavin has also helped the company to earn numerous sustainability and environmental awards. He hopes that the next generation of leaders will continue to invest in sustainable and eco-friendly business practices. The mission of Sheldon Lavin is to inspire young entrepreneurs to dedicate toward the growth of the global commerce and grow their ventures responsibly.