From tending to animals in his childhood Iowa farm to leading the largest international food provider, David McDonald has been a key factor for the the growth of OSI Group, here in America and now in the Chinese market. David McDonald is a graduate of Iowa State University where he would earn his bachelor’s degree in animal science as well as being recognized by the Wallace E. Barron organization for being an outstanding Senior. Rising from his out of college job as a project designer to being the current president of OSI Group, David McDonald continues to be one of the leading advocates for environmentally friendly innovation.
Today, David McDonald continues giving back to his Iowa University by supporting programs such as the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative and funding the Alpha Gamma Rho scholarship. In addition McDonald has also opened up his offices as a training ground for students seeking internships within the industry. His work has not gone unnoticed, in fact in 2004 David McDonald would receive the ISU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award for his outstanding service to education. Ten year later, McDonald would see his work recognized yet again in the form of the Iowa University Foundation’s Emerging Philanthropist Award due to his countless donations to scholarships and programs that he had a hand in growing.
In a recent interview, McDonald was asked how he is able to maintain that appetite for growth. According to McDonald when he began with the company as an intern, that was the exact mindset that you needed to have to make it at OSI Group. In a sense, that yearning for growth as never left me. In terms of growth OSI Group has already surpassed mostly every other company in their industry, however, for McDonald, now the challenge is asking how OSI Group can surpass their own services and products. Challenging yourself to be better is exactly the entrepreneurial spirit that Mr.McDonald has pushed for as the president of OSI Group.
Anil Chaturvedi is an experienced banker active in private, investment, and commercial banking. He received his B.A. in economics from Meerut University, India in 1971. Three years later he earned his M.B.A. in Financial Management from the Delhi School of Economics at Delhi University. His career has taken him to different countries and allowed him to share his expertise with a variety of financial institutions. He has worked as Branch Manager at the State Bank of India, as Vice President at Grindlays Bank in New York, and as International Managing Director at Merrill Lynch. He currently holds the prestigious position of Managing Director at Hinduja Bank in Switzerland.
Hinduja Bank was founded in 1978 and became a regulated bank in 1994. Previously, it was known as Amas Bank. While its headquarters are in Geneva, it has offices all over the world, including in Dubai, London, and Paris. As Managing Director of such an imposing institution, substantial responsibility rests on Anil Chaturvedi’s shoulders. Nevertheless, he has made helping and educating people about a part of those responsibilities.
He has used his substantial wealth and knowledge to make an impact on the lives of others. Recently, he helped the man whom he hires to clean his house with a difficult financial situation. The man had lost one of his jobs and he and his wife were having trouble making ends meet. Anil Chaturvedi bought him a new bicycle so that he could travel the farther distance to a new job and a refrigerator so that he and his family could eat their food before it spoiled. This helped the father to provide for his family.
Anil Chaturvedi also shares his knowledge with the public. Several articles make use of his expertise to explain complicated banking concepts to the public, such as how mergers work, what the purpose of banks is, and what the effects of the Great Recession are. As someone with intimate familiarity with the banking system, Anil Chaturvedi is uniquely placed to educate, assist, and manage when it comes to the banking industry.