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R S Sodhi Exits as Amul MD, Says ‘Will Continue To Be Associated With Dairy Industry’

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Last Updated: January 09, 2023, 20:59 IST

Amid reports of his ouster from the company, Amul Managing Director R S Sodhi on Monday said he has exited the company with immediate effect and his resignation had been pending with the board for long. He was on the current tenure extension for more than two years since late 2020. The position has been taken up temporarily by Jayen Mehta.

“I was on an extension for over two years, and my resignation was pending with the board for a long time. I will continue to be associated with the dairy industry in one or the other way,” Sodhi told News18.com, confirming the development. Sodhi is also the president of Indian Dairy Association.

Sodhi joined the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) as a sales officer over 40 years ago. He has been the managing director of the dairy sector cooperative giant since June 2010.

Jayen Mehta is the chief operating officer of the GCMMF. He joined Amul in May 1991 and worked in various roles as brand manager, group product manager and general manager in marketing function.

R S Sodhi did his bachelor’s in engineering from CTAE, Udaipur. Following that, he went to the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IIRMA) to get his MBA degree. He has successfully launched over 50 new products for Amul. Under Sodhi’s leadership, Amul brought the milk cooperatives from UP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and West Bengal, and under one umbrella. Earlier, Amul was limited to Gujrat cooperatives.

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