David McDonald’ Exceptional Achievements As OSI Group’s President

As a boy growing up on the farms of Iowa, the current President of OSI Group David McDonald developed an interest in agriculture industry at an early age. Years of working on the farm created in him a desire to improve the operations in the industry. His parents, though not wealthy, helped in nurturing his dream by ensuring he attained a good education. In 1987 he joined Iowa State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in animal science.

After completing his studies at the Iowa State University, he joined Chicago-based OSI industries in 1991. Through hard work and integrity, David has risen through the company’s leadership ranks to become its chief operations officer and the president. His exceptional leadership and outstanding achievements earned him the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. Today Mr. McDonald is one of the most respected authorities in the industry.

OSI group is the world’s leading supplier of value-added proteins such as beef patties, pizza, sausage links, and sandwiches. It currently has more than fifty facilities distributed in over 17 countries including China where it has eight operational factories. David McDonald OSI Group plans to make OSI group the largest producer of poultry products in China. To this end, the company created a joint venture with DOYOO Group in 2012 and launched a mega processing plant in the Henan province the same year.

Besides, the projects in China, he has guided the company through many other profitable endeavors. In 2012 alone, the company launched some projects which included the expansion of the Poland Beef-processing factory by 30%, building a new frozen food processing facility in India and starting a modern feed mill in Shandong province. The feed mill’s annual capacity is approximately 600000 metric tons. Others projects were in Geneva and Hungary.

In its strategy to extend its market in Europe, the company acquired Baho Food in 2016. David McDonald praised the acquisition as a significant investment that compliments the OSI’s already existing products consequently increasing their demand. These successes are results of OSI group’s ability to keep up with global trends. McDonald made this possible by creating a perfect coordination between the company’s global logistic teams and local operations.

George Soros Story of Resilience and Tenacity in the Face of Adversity

George Soros’s story from humble origins to the pinnacles of financial success and political ambition reads like a fairytale, or better still, it is akin to the proverbial sphinx that rose from the ashes of its death. The cat has many lives, and so does this man have many lives. A Hungarian-born immigrant, he left his country of birth and moved westwards in search of education and other economic opportunities. He started out as a waiter and a railway porter in order to secure education in the London School of Economics.

His first employment was at a merchant bank, where he most likely got his first appetite for success. He never looked back, but he threw himself into the whirlpool of business in financial circles. His determination and ambition to succeed beyond success launched him into a journey to Wall Street in New York City. Armed with zeal, vivacity; predatory instincts and $12 million in 1969, Soros set up his first hedge fund which was later renamed the Quantum Fund. A speculator whose instincts pointed in the right direction, this billionaire made huge profits by trading on the British pound. Subsequently, his star shot higher in the financial sky, and he became a heavyweight investor in fund management.

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Presently, his assets are valued at $30 billion, and he has hired a top brain investment professional, Dawn Fitzpatrick, to manage his gigantic investment portfolio known as Soros Fund Management. However, Soros is not only a success story in the finance business, but he also loves politics, and he is a great philanthropist. Having unsuccessfully run against President George W. Bush in 2004 and faded from politics back to finances, he has reincarnated as a leading donor to Democratic politics and causes.

George Soros now champions issues that touch on liberal politics. He is passionate about causes such as reforms for immigrants, religious tolerance, and a revamped criminal justice system. He is keen in reinvigorating the voting interests of minority groups especially among the Hispanics and other than that, he has pitched a war against conservatives who restrict voting by supporting a nonprofit known as Voting Rights Trust that champions this cause. His funding is also spread to include many groups that mobilize voters both at the national and state levels. Other organizations that he is funding with a passion unequaled in recent times are those that support abortion rights

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His other philanthropic engagements include a great desire to help combat climate change, and fight income imbalances and inequalities. Towards this end, he channels millions of dollars to nonprofits who view the defense of human rights as a worthy undertaking. Lastly, this business magnate hopes to increase access to education and health care, and to reshape the democratic process in Eastern Europe, and the entire world.

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