Dr. Rupinder Singh Sodhi, age 60 years, is Managing Director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, Ltd., (AMUL), which is India’s largest Food Products organization. Amul Brand’s annual turnover is Rs.45,000 crores (US $ 6.5 billion) during 2018-19. Dr. Sodhi has 38 years of rich experience in leading & developing cooperative sector within Indian dairy industry, having served dairy farmers in several capacities. He has been responsible for creating the current structure of the AMUL, enabling the organization to maintain and enhance its leadership status within Indian dairy industry. Member unions of GCMMF are procuring 23 million liters of milk per day from more than 18,600 Village Dairy Co-operative societies.
For more than three decades, Dr. Sodhi has worked under direct guidance & mentorship of father of white revolution, Dr. Verghese Kurien 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.
Dr. Sodhi has obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Agriculture) degree from CTAE, Udaipur, India and he is first-batch alumnus from IRMA, Anand, India. Recently, he has received Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris-Causa) from Anand Agriculture University.