Sheldon Lavin is one of the minds behind the success of OSI Group. He recently received the Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy in an event that was hosted in Ahmedabad, in Western India. The ceremony took place in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the state of Gujarat. The accolade received by Sheldon Lavin honors individuals that are considered to be visionaries in their fields of work that have made the companies dreams into reality through perseverance and persistence to achieve the goals that have been set. Sheldon Lavin has been a visionary leader at OSI Ground and has steered this company to become the top supplier of value-added foods.
Before becoming the CEO and Chairman of OSI, Sheldon Lavin had already made his name in the finance world. He guided the company from a small domestic food company to a multibillion-dollar food giant that has opened operations in 16 countries and has built a total of 60 facilities from which it runs its operations. He championed the development of OSI-Vista Processed Food India. It is one of the OSI controlled a successful enterprises that has been operational since 1995. So far, it has expanded in India to a total of 8 locations whose core business is supplying meat products, vegetables, and fruits.
The event marked the fifth year that the Academy is honoring achievers in the business world. The award serves as an acknowledgment of their achievement and also an inspiration to the younger generations to follow the achievers’ footsteps. Sheldon has always had the passion of becoming a leader and it was the reason for his decision to pursue financing and accounting during his school years. He came into the company when it was very young and unestablished and his unique vision from the start was to see it grow into a world-class food processing company. Sheldon Lavin secret to getting OSI to the level it is in now has been by operating it in a unique manner. Unlike other companies where the operations and strategies are dictated by those at the top, OSI has been operating as a family. It is a company with a unique culture that Sheldon has helped to develop.