Amul MD R S Sodhi exits, Jayen Mehta takes charge

Dr Sodhi was serving as Managing Director of Amul since June 2010

Dr Rupinder Singh S Sodhi, Managing Director (MD) at Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF), which markets its products under the brand name ‘Amul’, has stepped down after having served the company for more than four decades.

Jayen Mehta has been appointed as the new managing director at Amul for an interim period. Mehta who has been associated with Amul for more than 31 years is the chief operating officer (COO) at Amul. Earlier, he had served as the company’s brand manager, group product manager and general manager in marketing function.

Dr Sodhi has been there with Amul since the year 1982. He has 40 years of rich experience in leading & developing cooperative sector within Indian dairy industry, having served dairy farmers in several capacities. 

For almost three decades, Dr Sodhi has worked under direct guidance & mentorship of the legendary Dr Verghese Kurien (father of dairy cooperative movement in India) and has ensured that values cherished by Dr Kurien, such as integrity, dedication, courage, honesty, commitment to farmers and to consumers, remained deeply ingrained in the culture of Amul.

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