OSI Group: The Making of a Charitable Multinational Corporation

Becoming a market leader and the largest privately-owned company in the United States of America are enviable achievements. It is the dream of many corporate leaders to develop a leading brand whose operations and reputation transcend the domestic market. It is such feats that OSI Group under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin and David McDonald, the president and CEO, respectively, have achieved. Since its founding over a century ago the company has transformed into a multinational conglomerate with an ever-increasing quality product portfolio, operational footprint, employee base, production capacity, and consequently, yearly revenue. Today, OSI boasts of annual revenue of over $6 billion, an employee base of over 20,000 people and an operational footprint in 17 countries spread across five of the seven continents of the world. The company also boasts of numerous excellent management awards that have been awarded to its top management, its various subsidiaries, and OSI in general.

Growth and Development

For the past century, OSI Group has increasingly evolved its operations with the adoption of innovative technologies and a strategic management practices aimed at adding a level of flexibility and responsiveness to its operations. From the revolutionary cryogenic meat processing technology to a longstanding partnership with fast food giants including McDonald’s, and strategic acquisitions and partnerships globally, OSI Group is truly a global brand whose management is keen on achieving market domination through high quality foods. In continents such as Europe, the company has adopted an aggressive expansion strategy characterized by partnerships with firms and acquisitions. In addition to partnering with a German firm, OSI also acquired UK-based Flagship Europe and Dutch company Baho Foods while also opening processing plants in Poland and Spain. OSI Group also has facilities and partners in Canada, Brazil, Japan, and India. In the U.S. where it is headquartered Illinois’s Aurora City, the company has numerous facilities including a newly-acquired Tyson Foods plant in Chicago.

Charitable Engagements

Despite its wildly successful global campaign to become a food market leader, OSI Industries also dedicates a significant amount of resources to support local charities. The company has a longstanding sponsorship relationship with Ronald McDonald House; a charitable organization dedicated to offering a wide range of services to local communities including health care and accommodation services to the needy. OSI also donates to Feeding America.

How JHSF has been shaping Brazil’s real estate and the contributions of Jose Auriemo Neto

When it comes to listing companies that have helped shape the scope of real estate in Brazil, JHSF always tops the list. This company is one of the earliest pioneers of industry, as it was established back in the 1970s. Since then, it has done nothing but turn Brazil into an urban landscape through the development of high-end ultra-modern projects.

Notable projects

Based in Sao Paulo and led by Jose Auriemo Neto, JHSF has for the past four and a half decades, transformed the scope of real estate through the development of shopping malls, ultra-luxurious restaurants and resorts, modern residential properties and office buildings as well.

Some of its most notable projects include the iconic Metro Santa Cruz shopping mall which steals the show in Sao Paulo by being the only shopping complex with a subway station, Salvador’s Bela Vista, and Manaus’s Ponta Negra shopping Centre. These are just but a drop in its ocean of real estate investments.

A brief overview of the company’s history

As mentioned earlier, the firm was established in the early ’70s, 1972 to be precise. Since its inception, the company has always been a family business, as its formation was as a result of collective efforts between brothers, Fabio and Jose Roberto Auriemo. However, there were two other partners on board.

From the word go, the company has always directed focus in construction and development, a factor that saw grow it rapidly and by 1990, it was a real estate giant. To increase its efficiency and footprint, the two brothers decided to split into two separate firms. Today, JHSF has grown into a conglomerate in real estate with projects in and out of the Brazilian borders.

Jose Auriemo Neto

After his graduation from the Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado University in 1993, Jose Auriemo Neto, son to one of the founders, joined his family’s business. Today, he serves as the CEO and chairman of the company. His earliest achievement at JHSF was the establishment of the firm’s Parkbem Company in 1997. Since then, he has gone on to achieve much more, such as leading JHSF to its first partnership with brands like Hermes, Pucci & Jimmy Choo and the development of its first airport.

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Betsy DeVos Continues To Donate Her Time And Money To Help American Children Receive A Good Education

The people of the state of Michigan know Betsy DeVos as a woman who fights for their rights. She has contributed to getting legislation passed that allows tax dollars to be used to pay for kids to get into private and charter schools. DeVos was born in Michigan and has called Grand Rapids her home for many years. She is now the Secretary of Education for the United States and has already been working hard to cross over the political aisles in order to better serve the American people.

 

Betsy DeVos attended a private Christian high school and also studied at a private Christian college. That college was Calvin College, and she received her Bachelor of Arts in business economics during her time there. DeVos also became very involved in the politics on the campus and continued to have an interest in the political arena afterwards. In Michigan, she served as the chairman for the Michigan Republican Party for six years and has also been a huge supporter of the GOP in the state as well as the rest of the U.S.

 

Betsy DeVos continues to improve the educational sector in the U.S.A. by donating large amounts of money to nonprofits that benefit schools and the education of children in the country, at large. She helped to startup the Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation years ago, which has donated millions of dollars to different charitable causes and organizations. It was recently discovered, after the foundation opened up its books, that 25% of the money it has donated has gone towards educational causes. DeVos also serves as a member of the board for the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Mars Hill Bible Church, the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, and Kids Hope USA.

 

In a recent interview, Betsy DeVos revealed that many Democrats are beginning to see the benefits of educational choice. For many years, it has been seen as a Republican cause, but DeVos continues to win the favor of people from all kinds of different political backgrounds. Educational choice helps to balance the educational system of the country out by giving lower income families the same opportunities as everyone else. DeVos has pointed to states like Florida, Indiana, and Louisiana as being prime examples of how educational choice can help when it is implemented correctly. She believes that this is just the beginning and that many more children in the nation will benefit from the work she is doing.

 

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