• 12Aug

    OSI group began as a modest neighbourhood butcher, but today it is an internationally recognized conglomerate which defines growth and expansion better than better than any other company. Today it’s listed among the high riders of the food industry. All this growth could not have been possible if it weren’t for its exemplary group of leaders among them, David McDonald. David McDonald has been an integral part of the food company and having been brought up on a farm; he has always had the passion for being in the food industry. In respect to this, he attended Lowa State University where he studied animal science and emerged with outstanding results a factor that saw him being honoured with the Wallace E. Barron outstanding senior award.

    Fresh from school, equipped with the right knowledge from his education and experience from growing up in a farm, David began as an intern at OSI and worked his way up the ladder to become the Chief Operating officer of OSI group. His experience growing up on a farm largely influences his style of leadership to date. Additionally, the fact that he joined the firm when it was still in its early stages of growth has helped him gain a deeper understanding of how it works and also how the market works. It is thanks to this that David McDonalds can come up with strategies which only help in propelling the company to the top. For instance, David has been the cornerstone of most decisions.

    For example, he led the company into securing Baho Foods a move that has since proved to be incredibly beneficial as the company got the opportunity to spread into the Dutch Territory. He has also been the force behind OSI Group’s recent expansion into countries like Europe and China. David McDonald’s presence at OSI group has positively impacted the growth of the company which is now listed on Forbes list of the most significant private companies and runs in about seventeen countries with over 65 branches and more than 2000 employees. All this success and his wise business moves can be attributed to the vast knowledge he acquired while growing up and also his extensive experience that he has gathered over the years while working with government agencies, suppliers and other business partners who he comes across on his daily routine. Today all grown up and mature, David McDonald has a beautiful family and is a father to six children, two of whom seem to be tracing his footsteps and a husband to a beautiful woman known as Malinda.

  • 31May

    Sightsavers is a humanitarian organization that has a mission to eliminate preventable blindness across the world. The organization also fights to empower the disabled and provide them opportunities that might have previously been unavailable. To accomplish this goal, Sightsavers partners with health organizations all over the world as well as pharmaceutical companies and government agencies. Sightsavers also works closely with other like-minded organizations in order to accomplish its goal of eliminating blindness that is a result of preventable means.

    Sightsavers has recently drafted an open letter along with five other key humanitarian health organizations. The letter is an urgent call to action to the governments of the British Commonwealth for them to take the crucial action needed to eliminate blindness that is a result of means that are preventable. Sightsavers Chief Executive Officer Dr. Caroline Harpe has stressed the importance of a unified stance on this issue and stresses how important it is for likeminded organizations to band together to make it clear to Commonwealth governments that this issue must be addressed in earnest. Current statistics suggest that preventable blindness could as much as triple by the year 2030 if major steps are not enacted now to prevent this.

    It is estimated that as many as eighty-five million individuals either have very poor sight or are blind outright in the British Commonwealth and these numbers appear to be on the rise. The open letter is making the case that though there have been major successes in this battle, there is much to be achieved. The letter further puts out the call to action that by 2020, every member state of the Commonwealth should accomplish the enactment of at least one significant step toward ending this issue. The fact is that the medical technology exists, it just has to find its way to all of the people in need.

 
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