The 2016 Global Visionary Award’s Honoree Sheldon Lavin

Global Vision Academy has an awards ceremony honoring those who have contributed to businesses and philanthropies impacting the world, and in 2016 their honorary recipient of the Global Visionary award was Sheldon Lavin, the CEO of OSI Industries. Lavin has been at this position for more than 40 years and is over 80 years old, yet he has never tired of serving his company, customers and employees and he’s been more than generous to his local and global communities. He took over a US-based meat wholesale company not knowing much about the industry, but his innovative spirit and friendly personality have helped build that company into one of the world’s largest meat processors and distributors.

The way Lavin’s career began was in banking and investing and prior to running OSI Industries, he had started his own financial consulting business. OSI Industries was actually known as Otto & Sons back then because it had been founded by Otto Kolschowsky in the early 20th century, and since then his sons had taken over the company and had secured a partnership with McDonalds. But this partnership required some more financing on Otto & Sons part because McDonalds was poised to expand heavily overseas and they wanted Otto & Sons to be able to match their demands. It was then that the Kolschowsky sons turned to Sheldon Lavin for assistance arranging the financing, and he was able to accomplish this without many hitches that they asked him to be more involved with the company.

Sheldon Lavin was starting to spend more time at Otto & Sons than he had originally planned, and at first he wanted to pull back from the company because he felt his true passion lay in finances, but he was eventually approached to become CEO of the company with an ownership stake and with the backing of the McDonald’s board. Upon hearing that he could grow Otto & Sons as big as he wanted, Lavin accepted the offer and eventually he was sold all controlling shares. By the mid 1970s, Lavin had changed the company name to OSI Industries because Otto & Sons had now gone international. Sheldon Lavin has opened more than 50 factories since then spanning across 17 different countries with his most recent acquisitions being in the UK with Flagship Europe, the Netherlands with Baho Food and even a local Chicago Tyson plant that might have otherwise closed down. Lavin also won the Edward Jones award for Community Service a couple years ago for his involvement with the Inner City Foundation of Chicago and being on the board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Sheldon Lavin’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/public/Sheldon-Lavin

Dr. David Samdi’s Experiences in Delivering Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Dr. David Samadi studied Biochemistry as his first degree. He later joined Stony Brook School of Medicine for a degree in Medicine and Surgery. The training was rigorous and for this reason, he graduated with first-class honors upon completion of his degree. Thereafter, he enrolled at Montefiore Medical Center for his master’s degree in Urology. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center also awarded him a fellowship for pursuing proctology. Presently, he heads Lenox Hill Hospital as the President of the Department of Urology. He is in charge of Robotic Surgery at the hospital. In his career, he delivers services relating to diagnosing and detection of prostate cancer in men. He offers treatment through robotic surgery which includes radical prostatectomy and many other medical procedures. Dr. David Samadi also lectures at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and a few others.

Most of all, he has always used Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment (SMART) for treating his patients. These advances have been propelled by unprecedented research on prostate cancer. Therefore, he has come up modern modes of treating this deadly disease and wishes to discover more with his research with his fellow researchers at American Medical Association. His excellence in offering medical services has earned him laurels such as Castle Connoly America’s Top Doctors. Besides, he won the New York Magazine’s Best Doctor’s List Award as one of the best surgeons in the United States of America.At his clinic, he has robots which help with the surgical procedures. Besides, his team of physicians also perform their duties effectively hence managing to operate many patients in a day.

Mostly, his photographic memory is important while delegating duties in the theatres.In his medical practices, he is motivated by positivity and quality results. He tries to avoid negativity at all costs and ensures that his meetings with the employees and the board don’t prolong for hours.For him to overcome the stress that he may experience in his job, he has spared some time for sports. Backgammon is the type of sports that he loves most but he also enjoys playing Tennis. According to him, working in hospitals with the daily routines can be discouraging but what keeps him going is the reward of seeing his patients getting better.One of his greatest challenges is offering training, delegating duties for surgeons in the Department of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital and keeping up with scientific discoveries while lecturing at the various universities. Dr. David Samadi’s efforts both in entrepreneurship and surgery are indeed rewarding.

Vijay Eswaran Highly Respected and Well-Known Malaysian Entrepreneur and the Founder of QI Group

Vijay Eswaran is a well-known entrepreneur from Malaysia, who is widely known for the MLM Company he founded named QI Group. The company has a global presence in over 30 countries with its headquarter based in Hong Kong.

According to Entreprenuer, the childhood of Vijay Eswaran was spent traveling across Malaysia as his father worked for the Ministry of Labor. However, after the completion of high school education in Malaysia, Vijay moved to London and joined London School of Economics.

At the London School of Economics, Vijay Eswaran studied socioeconomic that helped him developed a keen understanding of how the financial industry works and the dynamics of the economy.

After completion of his course in socio-economic from London School of Economics, Vijay Eswaran held jobs of various kinds in London and across Europe, which included working at a construction site as well as keeping a job as an executive at a famous vineyard.

The interest of Vijay Eswaran in binary system marketing developed during his time in London, which is why he even pursued a professional course in it from CIMA. It helped him developed advanced skills in the binary marketing, which later helped him when formulating his own company by the name of QI Group.

Going further, he went on for higher studies in business administration and received Masters in Business Administration certification from the famous Southern Illinois University. After completing MBA, Vijay Eswaran started working for a US firm by the name of Synaptics that was involved with MLM marketing.

However, Vijay returned to Malaysia soon after, where a firm by the name of Cosway Group approached Vijay to handle company’s operations in the Philippines. It is here that the interest of Vijay Eswaran in MLM marketing blossomed to another level.

It is how QI Group was started in the year 1998 by Vijay Eswaran, which is now amongst the most successful MLM marketing firm globally. It is a conglomerate with involvement in many different sectors, including luxury products, travel, corporate investments, wellness products, and more.

He is also a best-selling author and has written many books on management and marketing. As a motivational speaker, Vijay Eswaran has spoken at many important global platforms, including the World Economic Forum.