For over four decades, Sheldon Lavin has been a crucial part of the growth and expansion of the OSI Group. Before joining OSI Group then called Otto and Sons, was an investor with experience in banking. He came to OSI Group to provide leadership and a clear vision towards expansion. Over that period he has gained 100 percent voting rights and is currently the chief executive officer and president of the Premier group in the food processing industry.

Sheldon Lavin may be 85 years of age now, but his drive to ensure that while providing the food solutions the impact on the environmental impact is reduced is as great as ever. He is also a firm believer in all the growth and expansion also have to be sustainable in the end. Today under his leadership CSI Group has grown to markets in Europe.

CSI Group has even with the expansion over the years maintained its tradition. Probably the biggest tradition they have maintained is the business’s set up as a family business. The longevity of the employees which in turn reduces employee turnover. Even after acquiring 100 percent stock Sheldon Lavin opted to keep that particular model as part of keeping the large heritage of the company.

Through his repeated efforts of persistence and perseverance to make his dreams come to life, he has earned recognition. Early 2016, by India’s Vision World Academy, his efforts were awarded the Global Visionary Award. This award is just part of the many awards Sheldon Lavin has gained in his efforts to make his vision a reality.

Sheldon Lavin is a philanthropic man. He supports charitable courses like the McDonald’s House Charities. McDonald’s House Charities is an American charitable organisation that aims to support the well being of children in healthcare and education. These efforts to make children grow up healthy and educated around the globe is a course Sheldon Lavin believes in greatly.

Sheldon Lavin may have built a very successful brand in CSI Group, but he is even more proud that through this, he together with his wife have raised their kids. He also is proud that he has been able to give back to society through the many jobs he created by the various expansions and the charitable organisations he supports worldwide. This is a journey of one man who never gave in to fear, never given up, and most important followed through with his passion and dream to keep doing that which he wanted to do.

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