One of the challenges faced by many multinational corporations is cultural differences in the areas they operate in. Appreciating and embracing cultural diversities is an important step towards success for global corporations. It reduces cases of conflict while also ensures that the locals feel a sense of connectivity with the company.
One company executive who has embraced this important factor is David McDonald, the current President of OSI Group: a privately owned multinational headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. As the head of the multinational, which is the leading supplier of value-added protein products globally, Mr. McDonald has overseen the expansion of the corporation’s operations across 17 countries including China. He has actively championed for hiring of local management teams. The local-solution strategy ensures that the managers fully comprehend the local culture.
They then develop operational strategies of their local units and synchronize them with the local cultures to ensure organizational success. Mr. David McDonald OSI Group ensures that even as they expand into new territories, transforming the Group into a global entity, local identity is maintained across the various plants.
Career and Educational History
Other serving as the President of OSI Group LLC, David McDonald also doubles up as the Group’s chief operating officer. He is also a member of the Group’s board of directors and independent director for Mafrig Global Foods S.A, one of the affiliates of OSI Group, following his appointment in 2008. Following the Group’s expansion into the Australian market, Mr. McDonald was appointed to serve as the director of the company’s Australian subsidiary; OSI International Foods Pty Ltd. David McDonald is an OSI Group veteran having worked at the company for over 30 years. he joined the company after graduating from the university in 1987.
Over the past three decades, Mr. McDonald has risen through the ranks of the company to become the company’s President, a role he has executed with significant success. Previously, he held the position of project manager for OSI Industries, a subsidiary of OSI Group. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and currently serves as the chairman of North American Meat Institute.
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