R. S. Sodhi, the managing director of Amul, announced on Monday that he had resigned from the company with immediate effect, amid rumors that he had been fired. He added that his resignation has been with the board for some time. Since the end of 2020, he has been on the present tenure extension. Jayen Mehta has temporarily assumed the post.
“I was on an extension for more than two years, and the board took a long time to accept my departure.” “I will continue to have some connection to the dairy business,” Sodhi told News18.com in response to the news. In addition, Sodhi serves as the organization’s president.
Over 40 years ago, Sodhi began working as a sales officer for the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF). Since June 2010, he has served as general director of the massive dairy industry cooperative.
The GCMMF’s chief operating officer is Jayen Mehta. He began working with Amul in May 1991 and held various positions in the marketing department, including brand manager, group product manager, and general manager.
R S Sodhi received his engineering bachelor’s degree from CTAE in Udaipur. To obtain his MBA, he then traveled to the Institute of Rural Management in Anand (IIRMA). Amul has successfully introduced more than 50 new products. Amul brought the milk cooperatives from Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and West Bengal under one roof under Sodhi’s direction. Amul was previously restricted to Gujrat cooperatives.