The chairman and the CEO of one of the largest food providers, OSI Food Groups and OSI Food Groups International, Mr. Sheldon Lavin was born in 1932. Lavin studied Accounting and Finance from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. He later received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.
In his early years of career development, Sheldon Lavin worked in his financial consulting firm Lavin and Associates, Inc. in downtown Chicago. He worked there for more than fifteen years before moving onto OSI Food industries, formerly known as Otto and Sons, in 1970. After partnering with Otto and Sons, Lavin began to look into overseas opportunities and investments to expand OSI groups around the world. Today OSI Food Industry has 60 facilities in 16 countries, including Australia, China, Japan, India, South Africa, Thailand, and more with 20,000 employees globally.
Mr. Sheldon Lavin recognized with a Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy in 2016 for all his commitment and determination to turn his dreams into a multi-billion dollar industry.
As one of the major food suppliers in the world, OSI Food Solutions provides concept to table food solutions for many industries, including McDonald’s and others to delight customers around the world. OSI Food Solutions also offer innovative research to bring meal ideas to life and a commitment to sustainability through an extensive network. OSI Foods believe to stive with excellence, improve continuously, and work together as a team.
Since Mr. Sheldon Lavin has been the CEO of OSI Food Groups, OSI Foods received many awards and recognitions for continuous environmental improvements. In 2016, OSI Food Solutions UK has been presented with a Globe of Honour Award from the British Safety Council for demonstrating excellence in environmental management. Also, in 2018, the OSI Food Solutions has received the Environmental Recognition Award from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) during the 2018 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia for developing and implementing environmental management systems.
In addition to all his hard work, Mr. Sheldon Lavin is also involved in Charities, such as Ronald McDonald House Charities and believes in giving back to the community.