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Sheldon Lavin is a CEO who loves what he does so much that he’s finding it impossible to retire. He’s already beyond 80 years old, but those who know him could tell you his enthusiasm for his company, OSI Industries has not waned one bit. Lavin has been with OSI Industries more than 40 years and has seen it grow to having 55 meat processing and distribution centers across 16 different countries and still continuing to this day. Lavin certainly has always been an ambitious businessman, but he’s also very personable and is available to listen when managers or employees have something to say. Lavin has invested a lot in both the company and in making life better for its people.

Sheldon Lavin actually originally had no plans to even enter the meat industry because his vocational training and early career revolved around investment banking and finance. He assumed once he had started his own financial consulting company that that was where he would be until retirement, but it was while he was here that he was asked to offer advice for Otto & Sons, the original name of OSI Industries. The owners of this company wanted to hear from Lavin how they could raise the capital needed to grow it and match what their partner, the McDonald’s franchise wanted. Lavin did such a good job that he was asked to become CEO and go into it full-time. He didn’t want the position initially because he was only interested in financial consulting, but after seeing an opportunity to build something special at Otto & Sons, he accepted the offer and soon took over ownership.

Sheldon Lavin’s time as CEO and Chairman of OSI Group has seen not only growth, but also an increase in employment opportunities for some companies that were struggling. Lavin led the acquisitions of Flagship Europe in the UK and Baho Food in The Netherlands when they were on the verge of closing, and he had them keep their original names and continued product lines while also adding OSI’s services. He also helped buy a Tyson Food plant in south Chicago that also was about to close and made sure to offer all current employees there a chance to retain their jobs. Lavin believes in investing in his community as well and has served as a trustee for Rush University Medical Center, and he also supports the Jewish United Fund.

Sheldon Lavin’s Linkedin page is https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheldon-lavin-a325b98

Tony Petrello is the Chairman, CEO, and President of Nabors Industries Limited. The company is one of the leading natural gas and geothermal drilling contractors, and it is currently based in Hamilton. Nabors Industries operates in the Middle East, United States, and Africa. The company has more than 500 active rigs in 25 countries. As the CEO, Mr. Tony has played the critical role in the development of Nabors since its establishment in 1968. Nabors Industries was founded as Anglo Energy Limited. It performs both onshore and offshore well-servicing, and has more than 29 marine containers for offshore oil operations.

Mr. Tony Petrello attended Harvard University, from where he received his J.D. degree. He is also an alumnus of Yale University, from where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Mathematics. After completing his studies, Tony Petrello started his career as an attorney with Baker & McKenzie Law Firm. He was a specialist in corporate taxes. He later became the Managing Partner of the same firm in 1986. Mr. Petrello is not a Texas roughneck, but he managed to join Nabors Industries in 1991 as a COO (Chief Operating Officer). He worked very hard and became the President of the firm in 1992. In 2012, Petrello was appointed as the Chairman of BNI (Board of Nabors Industries). He also works as the Executive Director of Hilcorp Energy Company and Stewart & Stevenson Company.

Tony Petrello is one of the best paid Chief Executive Officers in the United States of America. He receives $1,580,077 as a monthly salary and $7,727,000 as bonus. All of these are part of FY 2015 compensation, for which he received a total amount of $27,512,939. Besides being prominent executive, Mr. Tony is an active philanthropist.

Through TCH (Texas Children’s Hospital), Petrello has been advocating for clinical and research programs that address the requirements of kids with neurological conditions.

About Tony Petrello: http://fuelfix.com/blog/tag/anthony-petrello/

 

JeanMarie Guenot is the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer for pharmaceutical company Amphivena Therapeutics. Amphivena Therapeutics, based in San Francisco, develops therapies for the treatment of cancer. In 2016 one of their products was accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an investigational new drug. This acceptance allowed the company to start Phase 1 of the drug which involves a dose escalation and expansion trial in patients. The drug, AMV564, uses an antibody to recruit T-cells to eliminate cancer cells in patients suffering from acute myeloid leukemia.

Guenot earned her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Califonia, San Francisco, in 1993. She started her professional career at Hoffman-La Roche where she was a Team Leader and Principal Scientist in Preclinical Research and Development. In her career she has also worked as an Associate in Life Sciences at Atlas Ventures as well as a Vice President at PDL BioPharma. She founded her first company, Guenot, LLC, in 2008 and served as its Managing Partner. Her second company, founded in 2009, was SKS Ocular, LLC where she served as a Partner. SKS Ocular was focused on dry AMD which is a technology that delivers drugs to treat glaucoma, ocular inflammation, and macular degeneration. Find her on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/jeanmarie.guenot.9

Through working on both the science side and business side in the pharmaceuticals JeanMarie Guenot has worked all facets of the field. She is noted for her deep knowledge research and development of groundbreaking cancer therapies. She is also noted for her experience in neurology, cardiovascular diseases, optometry, oncology, and autoimmune diseases. She has also developed a wide range of business skills including leadership, business development, alliance management, and skillfully raising venture capital.

In her career JeanMarie Guenot has won a number of awards. Among these is the Deal Of Distinction Award, given by the Licensing Executive Society, in 2006. In 2005 she won the BioBusiness Network Innovative Bio-Partnering award.

 

In 2002, Hussain Sajwani established DAMAC Properties firm after a new Dubai government verdict that allowed outsiders to own properties was issued. Sajwani further succeeded to sell off his first 38-story residential building in just six months.

 

DAMAC Properties allied with Trump to develop two Trump-branded golf courses. One was opened in February 2017 at DAMAC Properties’ Akoya residential development based in Dubai. The other, Trump World Golf Course (designed by Tiger Woods), will be launched officially in a different DAMAC Property development by late 2018.

 

 

DAMAC Properties is a UAE firm located in Dubai. It handles property development, appealing market exploits, and now a popular golf course project with Donald Trump. Today, catering is still part of DAMAC Group’s operations since the service reminds Hussain of his first business enterprise and his ability to nurture friendships across the world. As the firm continues to develop, Hussain insists on applying his past skills to help in the recovery of UAE property prices.

 

DAMAC Properties’ chair praised the firm for its resilience in overcoming crises through cautious husbanding of money, controlling costs, reining in some projects, and applying strict measures appropriately. Further, he mentioned that DAMAC Properties is based on three principles: land should not be held on debt, escrow accounts should be autonomous, and that cash reserves should be retained by the firm in either fixed accounts or government bonds to support construction schedule in case of an overturn in the market.

 

The Association of Hussain Sajwani and Donald Trump

 

The real estate developer is aiming to advance his business relationship with Donald Trump’s The Trump Organization. Sajwani further told NBC News about his close ties with Trump, which extended towards the president-elect’s family. On New Year’s Eve, while celebrating his elections victory at his Mar-a-Lag resort in Florida, Mr. Trump praised his Dubai-based business partner and his entire family.

 

Hussain Sajwani’s Generosity

 

Hussain Sajwani handed a cheque worth AED two million for a campaign to clothe a million needy children worldwide. The Ramadan initiative was launched by the UAE’s VP and Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – who also happens to be the leader of Dubai. He made the donation as part of the company’s support of the Dubai government to improve the living standards of people globally. Additionally, the firm’s donation will offer clothing and warmth for over 50,000 deprived children.