Sheldon Lavin is the chief executive officer of OSI Group, the world’s largest food distributor. The group covers the OSI Industries and OSI International Foods and operates in over 30 nations with more than 70 premises. The firm deals with various commodities like chicken, beef, and pork products and employs over 200,000 workers. The major customers are supermarkets and restaurants.
Sheldon Lavin specialized in finance from a university after completing his studies in a school of accounts. Due to his expertise in financial management, Lavin began a consultant group in downtown Chicago where he worked for over 15 years. Lavin helped various firms to develop their production capacity. In the beginning, OSI Group existed as Otto and Sons. The group hired Lavin as a part-time financial consultant. Later in 1970, Lavin got employed by the company as a financial adviser on a full-time base. The individual helped the company to go through the economic transformation. Lavin guided in the journey to transform the firm from being a local company serve internationally. At first, Lavin showed the willingness to interact with the management of the firm and got allowed to manage 50 percent of the company. After working for more than 20 years, Lavin acquired the 100 percent of the controlling stake of OSI Group.
As of 2016, the group managed to acquire assets worth $6.1 billion, which showed an incredible improvement. Today, OSI Group is in the top 100 American food processing companies under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin. The leader holds numerous awards due to his strategic leadership skills. The most recent award is the prestigious 2016 Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy. This award distinguishes leaders with determined to bring change in the world through fulfilling various achievements in life. Lavin has a Lifetime Achievement Award for his determination to create business opportunities.
Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, the group purchased the Tyson Food Plant in North America to show the willingness to fasten services around the area. Also, the group acquired the Flagship Europe in 2017 renaming it as the Creative Food Europe. Moreover, the bought the controlling stake in Baho.
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