Michael Mehrdad Latifi is an Iranian Canadian businessman. Michael Latifi was born in the October of the year 1962. He was born in Imperial State of Iran. Michael Latifi is the owner, Chairman, and CEO of Sofina Foods company. Sofina foods company is one of the Canada’s largest food groups. Sofina foods comprises of nine different brands. Karro Pork and Young’s Seafood’s parent company is Sofina Foods. These two Karro Pork and Young were brought together in 2019 by equity house CapVest.
Michael Latifi is 60 years old. About his education, Michael Latifi has completed his BS, MBA from McGill University .Michael Latifi got married to Maria Helena Russo. Both Michael and Maria had a son, named Nicholas Latifi. Michael Latifi’s son Nicholas Latifi is currently a Formula car driver with the Williams Formula One team.
Michael Latifi is a successful Businessman. Adding to it, he is also an investor and philanthropist.
Michael Latifi is having a Net worth of $2,5 billion. Michael Latifi’ s Team is Sponsor and shareholder of F1.
Michael Latifi’s company Sofina Foods Inc. is Headquartered in Markham, Canada which was founded in the year, 2007. Sofina Foods serves both retail and food service customers. Sofina foods is one of the Canada’s leading manufacturers of primary and further processed protein products. Sofina Foods has many products with a broad portfolio of branded and private label pork, beef, fish, turkey, and chicken products.
Sofina Foods is quite a successful and growing company. Sofina foods was founded in the year 1995 after the acquisition of Vienna Meat Products. At that time, Sofina foods had only 60 employees. The modest food business of Sofina foods has transformed the company into a national leader because of company’s unrivalled expertise in processing meats and ability to recognize different growth opportunities across its various brands. Right now, this Canadian company is doing well, and number of employees has also been increased over the years to approximately 5,000 employees. In the year 2021, Sofina foods completed the acquisition of several pork and seafood companies because of which the business grew, and overall employees’ number also increased to over 13,000, globally.
Reports based on online surveys; Sofina Foods has an overall rating of 3.2 out of 5 which is based on over 133 reviews left anonymously by its employees. As per the survey, 39% of employees would recommend working at Sofina Foods to a friend and 39% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.
Michael Latifi makes Major Mclaren Investment.
Recently, there came a major announcement by The Mclaren Group that Michael Latifi has become the company’s first new shareholder since the departure of Ron Dennis.
A company controlled by Michael Latifi, British Virgin Island-based Nidala (BVI) Limited will be making an investment of over £200 million. Mansour Ojjeh and Mumtalakat, the Bahrain sovereign wealth fund are the only other shareholders in the McLaren Group, which encompasses the Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies divisions.
As per Michael Latifi, the idea behind being a shareholder in the McLaren brand is his admiration for the group and its businesses. As per Michael, McLaren is majorly into automotive, racing and technology with exciting long-term growth prospects which makes it a unique organization. As per Michael, he is proud to be a part of McLaren and its incredible brand.
Adding to it, McLaren Group CEO Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa said: “This injection of capital is a vote of confidence in our future strategy and the Group remains as focused as ever on positioning for growth. We are delighted Michael Latifi has joined the McLaren family.” A McLaren statement was later issued outlining the deal confirmed that the funds will arrive over the next year.
About Michael Latifi’s son –
Michael Latifi’s son Nicholas Daniel Latifi was born 29 1995. Michael Latifi’s son was born in Montreal and he later grew up in North York, Toronto. Michael Latifi’s son is a Canadian racing driver and he is competing under the Canadian flag in the 2022 Formula One World Championship for Williams Racing. Michael Latifi’s son has made his Formula One debut in the year 2020 at Austrian Grand Prix. He has served as a test and reserve driver for Renault, Force India and Williams. He finished as a runner-up in the Formula 2 Championship in the year 2019 with DAMS. As per reports, Michael Latifi’s son is due to leave Williams at the end of the 2022 season. Michael’s son is also involved in the karting, and he began his karting career in 2009.At that time, he was 13 years old. In 2010, he finished in the Canadian National Karting Championship as the runner-up in the Rotax Junior class.
The inspiration behind the Michael Latifi’s philanthropy.
Michael Latifi and his wife Maria Helena, through their annual Sofina & Amici Golf Classic are longtime supporters of Sunnybrook.
Around a decade ago, because of some personal reasons, both Michael Latifi and Maria Helena Latifi committed their support to the launch of the visionary Women & Babies Program at Sunnybrook. Years later, the family got slightly more involved in their personal life when their son came home partway through his semester at university and revealed some troubling news. Because of this, the couple was not able to give much attention to the social work.
Eventually, it led them down a path which was both uncertain and overwhelming and it inspired the couple to put their support once again behind a new state-of-the-art Sunnybrook program. The program was concerned for the mental health care.
Adding to it, Michael Latifi’s has also founded a family-friendly golf tournament to raise the funds and this summer marks the 11th annual Sofina & Amici Golf Classic tournament. This tournament has raised more than $3.7 million. They believe in “grab-life-by-the-horns” philosophy and dedicate their success to the same. They have often used their own challenging real time experiences in health care to inspire their philanthropy.
Each year, the tournament grows more and in the year 2017, this tournament has raised another record high amount. As per Michael, Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Markham, Ont.-based Sofina Foods Inc.
“When we started, it was unthinkable that a one day-event of 18 holes of golf could generate half a million dollars,”.
Michael Latifi’s social media presence-
Michael Latifi likes to stay away from social media and is not very active on social media platforms. However, his son Nicholas Daniel Latifi is quite active on Instagram and has shared 1084 photos. He is having 618k followers.