Today Sheldon Lavin is an active individual that does a lot for his community. Lavin attended the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. He majored in finance and accounting and received a Bachelor of Science in business from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group, President of the OSI Foods Ltd, a General Trustee of Rush University Medical Center and Director of National Fish & Wildfire Foundation.
Before starting at this company Sheldon Lavin previously worked in finance and banking. He started his career at OSI as a consultant, but shortly after, in 1975, became a partner and expanded the company into Asia, South America, and Europe. By 1980 he had purchased a controlling interest and took over OSI Group. In this leadership position Sheldon Lavin treated everyone like family and that was referred to as their global family. Taking this approach to the company resulted in little turnover and employee’s loyalty to the company. One of Lavin greatest success for OSI Group was in 2016, when he was an award recipient for the Global Visionary Award, which was offered by India’s Vision World Academy. This award is only given to visionaries who turn their dreams into reality by preserving to achieve company’s goals. Through Sheldon Lavin’s outstanding dedication and commitment to the OSI group, he went on to receive several more awards for the company. These awards included environmental management and safety risk, and health management. He also received an award for the Globe of Honor from the British Safety Council for the company’s outstanding efforts in risk management. While Sheldon Lavin has been CEO of OSI Group he made acquisitions with Baho Food and Flagship Europe in hopes of bringing contemporary food processing to different regions around the world.
Sheldon Lavin has brought great prosperity to the OSI Group and he will continue to do so.
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