Sheldon Lavin – A Global Icon

Sheldon Lavin is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of OSI Group, and is also the President of OSI International Foods LTD. OSI is a meat processing industry and they have protein products as well as vegetables, sauces, and baked goods. Sheldon Lavin got started in the meat processing industry when he arranged financing for the first meat processing company in Chicago.

Sheldon Lavin has an academic background in accounting and finance and because of this, he had continued involvement with financing the first meat processing company in Chicago. The company was named Otto & Sons originally and the name later changed to OSI Industries. Sheldon Lavin later became the owner of OSI Industries.

Sheldon Lavin had a vision for his company from the beginning, and that was to become a world class food processing enterprise. Today the company is in 17 countries and in more than 80 facilities. Sheldon operates his business like a famly which is how he was able to create a global force for his business.

Sheldon believes in giving back to the community and is involved in many charities. Sheldon has received the Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy, and he was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from RSM US LLP. These awards were for his dedication to service and to the Chicago community.

Sheldon is considered the best boss to work for by his employees. Sheldon is very proud of the work he has done as well as the people who have helped him along the way. Sheldon makes sure that the people who works for him know how much they are appreciated and they are compensated for their work.

OSI Group has been ranked by Forbes as the 58th largest company and has a $6.1 billion net worth as of four years ago, so today it is much higher. Sheldon has been recognized internationally and locally for his philanthropy and business savvy work. While Sheldon is indeed a global icon, he is a father of three children whom he raises with his wife while giving back to the community.