Sheldon Lavin Honored with the Prestigious Global Visionary Award

In 2016, Sheldon Lavin, the chairman and chief executive officer of OSI industries, received the Global Visionary Award. The prestigious award and recognition by India’s Vision World Academy that seek to recognize and appreciate the efforts of visionary leaders across the world and the roles they have in their field of operation.

It is particularly biased towards leaders who have demonstrated a great deal of passion, perseverance, and persistence in seeing their goals fruition. According to the academy, Sheldon received the award in recognition of the role he has played in turning OSI Food Industries fortunes around.

Sheldon Lavin and OSI Group

Sheldon joined OSI Group when the meat processing company was at the brink of collapse. It was riddled with numerous management, finance, and operational challenges that affected its bottom line and the achievement of its mission.

He would, however, help formulate survival tactics that got the company back on its feet. More importantly, he helped its founders expound on the company’s vision and change from dominating the local market to emerging as the global meat industry leader.

He has spent the last four decades cultivating this dream and making it a reality. During this time, he has conquered new markets through acquisitions and mergers, set up modern processing facilities all over the world, and established new global supply and consumption partnerships. This dedication and persistence made Sheldon Lavin a favorite for the award.

More about Sheldon

Sheldon Lavin started as a finance expert and an active player in the alternative investment industry. He was contracted by Otto & Sons, the founders of OSI industries, in the early 1970s to help them restructure the company’s finances. Sheldon would take the opportunity to valuable advice and inject capital that led to a partnership with Otto’s Sons before he eventually took over its administration as Chairman and CEO.

In the years that followed Sheldon Lavin turned the once localized meat wholesaler to an international household name. Under Sheldon’s leadership, the food manufacturer has expanded operations to over 17 countries across the globe. Here, it operates 60 processing facilities manned by over 20,000 employees making it one of the largest food processors and distributors.

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