The 86 years old has been in the business world for decades now. He has spent most of his career at OSI Group where he currently works as its CEO and Chairman for the board of directors. Sheldon Lavin started working for OSI in 1970 when the company was known as Otto and Sons. He joined the University of Illinois and Northwestern University to advance his education.
Other than working at OSI Group, he is also an entrepreneur and one of his ventures is a financial consultancy based in Chicago. At the University, he majored in finance and that has been helpful in running his firm. Mr. Lavin has played a key role in the growth of OSI Group since its early stages to the current level where it operates in 17 countries.
Sheldon Lavin has always strived to diversify the business portfolio at OSI. Some of the products that the company provides include meat, poultry products, fish, and fresh vegetables. According to the finance expert, OSI is a family and all the stakeholders are expected to follow its core values. He is a philanthropist and has participated in charitable activities for more than two decades now with various organizations including the Ronald McDonald House Charities. He plays a key role in the non-profit’s campaigns. During one of his interviews, the businessman said that most of the young entrepreneurs fail in their ventures as they lack managerial skills and experience.
One of the things that have helped Sheldon Lavin to grow in his career is that he works closely with various skilled people at firm and consults widely when making key decisions. Mr. Lavin is respected due to his professionalism. He is a recipient of several awards for his managerial experience and philanthropic work in different parts of the world. According to Sheldon Lavin, he got into the food industry to make a difference as many people depend on it every day. He acknowledges that he was nervous when he joined the sector but this changed after working for OSI Group as a top financial consultant.
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