David McDonald was born and also raised in Lowa. He went to join Lowa State University to pursue his degree of Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in which he graduated in the year 1987. After his college graduation, David McDonald joined OSI Group just as a simple Project Manager and that marked the start of his career. He was later appointed as the chairperson of North America Meat Institute also. In addition to this he was also appointed an independent director for Marfrig Global Foods S.A when OSI Group’s operations that was based in Brazil and in Europe was bought by Marfrig Frigoríficos e Comércio de Alimentos. His current appointment as the President and the Chief Operating Officer of the Group is due to his strategic leadership skills and also his excellence in performance. He appreciates and gives back to the community in different ways, for instance in his former college, he actively participates in Student’s Internship Programs as well as in Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative.
OSI Group is an international company which specializes in the distribution of value-added proteins that includes; beef patties, sausage links, pizza and sandwiches to various food services and also a number of retail brands. Through his innovativeness and strategic leadership skills, David McDonald has managed to successfully steer the day to day activities of the Group to a greater and much better heights in the food industry. David McDonald has worked in the OSI Group Company for more than 30 years. Baho Food which has more than 60 years of operating in Netherland and Germany was recently acquired by the Group. The acquisition of Baho Food gives OSI Group a very large presence in Europe since it operates in over 18 countries. According to David McDonald, this was OSI Group’s better opportunity to be acknowledged and even gain better exposure in the market environment of Europe. More to this, Baho Food’s production offers compliments to the available OSI Groups products thus enlarging the Group’s ability to meet the demand of its clients which is rapidly increasing.
The President and the Chief Executive Officer OSI Group, David McDonald, has been steering the Company into attaining its sustainable goals. He leads the company too in the donations of food stuff to Feeding America which is an initiative which supports the less fortunate. Some of his mandates includes supporting various welfare projects, tackling vital issues that affects the Group’s suppliers, improving the lives of the Group’s employees and also improving the lives of the community at large. Under his great leadership the company was also ISO 14001 certified.