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The Visionary Leadership of Sheldon Lavin At OSI Group

Sheldon Lavin is the leader behind the recent push for sustainable food production methods at OSI Group. His efforts are geared towards building the company’s long history of success in the food production business by adopting the best technologies and turning challenges into rewards. For many years, OSI Group has been the “leading innovator” in the food sector, and the recent happenings only improve this status. So, what has contributed to the rise of OSI Group?


The leadership of OSI Group has remained the backbone of its success for a long time. As it is in every business, it is the quality of leadership that determines how far a company will go. It is a fact that successful leaders create a successful business. And vice versa is also true.

Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and CEO of this company, a position he has held since the 1980s. His appointment came after he showed prowess in managing the operations of the food company at a time when the expansion of food production operations was necessary. He applied his knowledge in investment and finance to come up with innovate measures that helped the company to expand rapidly.

Previously, Sheldon Lavin had an encounter with the owners of the OSI Group, which was then named “Otto & Sons,” while he was working as an investment manager in a bank. Otto & Sons needed financing to expand food production operations. Their main concern at the time was to meet the demand coming from their only client at the time- McDonald’s.

They needed to expand their food production capacity by building a food production facility. Sheldon helped them through the financing process and later played a critical role when the company needed funds for international expansion.

Visionary leadership

Sheldon Lavin is a visionary leader. Why is this so? He took over the leadership of the company and embraced the idea envisioned by the founders. Even at a time when the other partners left the business, he continued to serve with diligence.

Several years ago, his efforts in building OSI Group were recognized after he was awarded the Global Visionary Award. This award goes to people who turn small ideas into great ones.

About Sheldon Lavin: inspirery.com/sheldon-lavin/