Entrepreneurs are revolutionizing different sectors in the global. Today, young business leaders have established names who have years of experience as models. Sheldon Lavin, the CEO OSI Group, has established himself as a top executive and an innovation leader in the food industry.
The complexities in the food business need a tactful manager, a committed team, investments in research and development, innovation and discipline.
At OSI, Sheldon oversees administrative, financial and operational aspects of the business. Since taking over leadership in 1975, he has implemented several growth strategies and made the supply chain more efficient. Currently, OSI group is present in 17 countries in Europe, Asia, North America, Central America and Africa. Through acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, Sheldon was able to make significant investments and improve distribution and production.
When he joined OSI Group, the company primarily focused on meats. Sheldon saw the need for product diversification to support growth, increase market share and revenues and spread the risks. Presently, OSI group offers vegetable products, baked goods, processed meats and sources.
Apart from understanding consumer needs and preferences, a manager has to keep tabs on the current market trends and ensure full resource utilization. Sheldon identifies the people as the vital resource for OSI group.
Sheldon Lavin works around building a collective culture that values all the employees in the company. For Sheldon, his team is like one big family that shares tasks, ideas, feedback and other responsibility. Given than OSI Group has several international offices, management and coordination can seem challenging. But for Sheldon, once everyone has a shared value, is passionate about the company mission, and there are operational and functional synergies between the different offices, then leading multiple teams and decision making becomes effortless.
For more than five decades, Sheldon has ensured that the business’s sustainability and growth. Afte training in finance and accounting, Sheldon’s goal was to make a difference through owning a successful enterprise. He entered the business world as a financial consultant, helping businesses make sound financial decisions to thrive in competitive markets. In the process, he facilitated funding for Otto and Sons and took on an active role in the business.
Excited about the strides made by the company within the first year, Sheldon he decided to become more involved in the company. In 1975, he became a partner at Otto and Sons, which rebranded to OSI Group. As years went by, he assumed full ownership of the business.
Now in his early eighties, Sheldon hopes to mentor upcoming entrepreneurs on how to grow a business that is socially responsible. He donates to and supports the Ronald McDonald House Foundation.
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