Sheldon Lavin: Philanthropist Or Businessman?

Most people probably hear the name Sheldon Lavin and the first thing that comes to their mind is that of is the title, CEO of OSI Group. However, while that may be a large part of who and what he does, Sheldon Lavin has proven through his deeds that he is a great believer in philanthropic work.

Even ignoring the work that he has done in the past and continues to do, there is still more than the meets the eye. Sheldon Lavin has been a great pioneer with his company OSI Group, in pushing for the reduction in environmental impact and increasing safeguards against such things.

Under Sheldon Lavin leadership OSI has went on to win the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honour Award on three separate occasions. The first being in 2013 with another following in 2015; while the most recent win was in 2016. These awards go to show the great effort that he has poured into reducing the potential impact.

Stepping away from the realm of corporations for a minute and getting back into his philanthropic work. Sheldon Lavin also serves on the board of trustees for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). He plays a vital role in his position on the board of trustees for the RMHC foundation, as he is responsible for helping to provide leadership to the foundation. With his vast leadership experience Lavin has a figurative vault of knowledge to pull from in making sure the foundation reaches its target audience. Which the importance of can never be overstated.

Truly it can be a testament to his character, knowing that before he headed The OSI Group, he had no experience in the food industry. From that piece of his history it is possible to discern that he is a fast learner and an amazing asset to wherever he decides to focus his attention and energy.

Based on his philanthropic work thus far and how he has continued to ramp it up over the years, it is safe to assume that he will put even more focus into it in the coming years.

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