Chief Guest of Convocation 2014-15:
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 6.00 pm
Venue: BIMTECH Campus, Greater Noida
Shri R S Sodhi
Managing Director GCMMF Ltd (Amul), Anand
Mr. Rupinder Singh Sodhi, age 56 years, is Managing Director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, Ltd., (AMUL) which is India’s largest Food Products Marketing organization with a turnover of Rs.31,000 crores. AMUL is Asia’s largest milk brand which is owned by 3.5 million milk producers of Gujarat. Under his marketing leadership, AMUL successfully weathered all challenges and the brand retained its supremacy in the Indian market. AMUL is procuring around 16 million liter milk per day from around 17,000 villages of State of Gujarat in India.
Mr. Sodhi has 33 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.
For more than three decades, Mr. 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. Mr. Sodhi has started his career in marketing and took several initiatives in marketing which ultimately help brand AMUL.
Mr. Sodhi has done MBA from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and obtained his B.E.(Ag) degree from CTAE, Udaipur, India.