Sheldon Lavin is the perfect example of the saying that Rome was not built in a day as proven by his career in the meat industry. More than four decades ago, Sheldon entered this market as one of the outsiders since he was in the banking industry as a successful executive. In fact, he had his own financial consulting company. From his entrance in the industry, he has become the chairman and CEO of OSI LLC and has been a major player in the transformation of MacDonald’s as a worldwide supplier of burgers. He is responsible for overseeing different branches of OSI Group including OSI industries, OSI International Foods, and OSI International Inc., which holds the company’s investments.
Sheldon has over 20,000 employees of whom he is very proud of since he has been able to instill a culture that he has been able to pass down through all the ranks of workers. OSI has been able to retain its employees because of its friendly and family oriented culture. The CEO believes that the workforce is the most important component of the business and as such should be treasured. His LinkedIn Profile.
Lavin, through OSI Group, has been able to attain a number of awards in his tenure. Some of the areas that Lavin serves in different capacities over the years include being the Trustee for Ronald McDonald House charities, Board member of Rush University, board member of Rush University Medical Center as well as being the director and president of a family charitable foundation known as Sheba Foundation.
OSI has greatly expanded over the years under Sheldon’s supervision. Apart from growing into other companies, it has also received many awards under his watch including numerous environmental and sustainability awards. Lavin is passionate about nurturing other upcoming leaders in the corporate world to help grow and create global opportunities in commerce for their employees.