The OSI group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sheldon Lavin was lately acknowledged with an International Visionary Honor from India’s Vision World Academy. This prestigious award acknowledges visionaries in different fields who have made their dreams to become a reality by proving perseverance persistence in order to accomplish their goals.
After having a prosperous career in the finance industry, Mr. Lavin led the OSI Group Limited from less known domestic food firm to becoming an international multibillion-dollar food processing company, which operates more than 60 facilities in 16 countries. The OSI-Vista Food Processing plant is a branch of the OSI Group Company which became part of OSI since the year 1995. It operates 8 facilities throughout India, delivering custom processing of vegetables meat and fruit. This will be the fifth year the Academy will be honoring distinguished achievers such as Sheldon with this prestigious award to acknowledge their dedicated efforts to inspire the next generation so that they can follow in their footsteps.
Sheldon Lavin expressed his interest in the meat industry about forty-three years ago. Lavin has acted as both the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of OSI Group limited and has been able to transform the company to become a worldwide processed food products’ supplier with several facilities in over sixteen countries around the world. Mr. Lavin was able to gain half of the voting control at the OSI Group in the year 1980s and gain 100% voting control after thirteen years later. Aged 81 years old, Lavin is determined to expand this company.
Mr. Sheldon Lavin has remained active in contributing to several charities around the globe. In this case, the most notable charities that have benefited from his philanthropic work include the Ronald McDonald House Charities, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Inner City Foundation of Chicago, United Negro College Fund, Girls and Boys Clubs of Chicago, The Jewish United Fund and several other Jewish charities among others. Lavin’s philanthropy work is proved by these charity organizations.
As mentioned earlier, Mr. Sheldon Lavin has received several awards and has participated in several charitable activities. These include being a trustee of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Board member of the Goodman Theatre, President and Director of Sheba Foundation, Board member of Rush University Medical Center, and much more.
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