A Brief Look at Sheldon Lavin’s Impressive Profile

Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Group four decades ago with extensive experience as a banking executive and investor. Mr. Lavin brought a drive to succeed, propelling OSI Group to prominence. Mr. Lavin was instrumental in pushing OSI Group to global growth and success in the 1970s. In fact, he became the company’s third partner with equal leverage in the early 1970s. Later on, he became a half partner after one of the co-owners sold his interest. After the retirement of the second brother, Mr. Lavin gained full voting control of the company.

Mr. Lavin has always planned all his acquisitions and joint ventures strategically. As a firm believer on the importance of purpose, Mr. Lavin places a great deal of importance on green innovation. Currently, OSI Group has over 200,000 employees around the world. Mr. Lavin feels happy that the company’s culture is cohesive and uniform despite language, geographical, and political barriers that separate the facilities. At the age of 85, Mr. Lavin has no plans of quitting OSI Group. Instead, he commits to promoting a sustainable supply chain, reducing environmental impact, and making a socially responsible contribution to workers and the surrounding community. As a philanthropist, Sheldon Lavin generously donates to charitable initiatives involving Jewish organizations, sick children, chronic diseases, and college funds.

As OSI Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lavin has an impressive profile in food and meat processing industry. In recognition of his incredible accomplishment of scaling OSI Group globally, India’s Vision World Academy honored Mr. Lavin with a Global Visionary Award on February 20, 2016. Mr. Lavin felt humbled and honored to win such a prestigious award and boasts of his accomplishments at OSI Group. Mr. Lavin devoted much of his time to the overall welfare of OSI Group and its employees.

Besides scaling OSI Group globally, Mr. Lavin has helped the company to earn a long list of sustainability and environmental awards. Mr. Lavin believes that the next generation of leaders will continue to invest in sustainable and eco-friendly innovations. He looks forward to inspiring the next crop of leaders and to encourage them to grow their businesses responsibly. While Lavin inspires future generations, he doesn’t plan to business quit anytime soon. Beside his role at OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin supports several charitable causes such as Ronald McDonald House Charities. Of all his international recognitions and accomplishments, Lavin is proudest of helping his wife raise their kids morally.


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