Transforming The Food Economy
3-5 November, 2017 | Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India


Mr. R S Sodhi

Mr. R S Sodhi

Designation : Managing Director

Company : Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., (GCMMF) (AMUL)

Industry : Dairy cooperative

Headquarters : Anand, State: Gujarat, India

Speaking in : Fruits & Vegetables, Dairy, Poultry & Fisheries - Leveraging the Diverse India Opportunity

Global Presence :

  • AMUL is the largest exporter of dairy products in the country and available today in over 49 countries by exporting a wide variety of products in USA, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, and countries in Africa, the Gulf Region, and our SAARC neighbours, Singapore, The Philippines, Thailand and Japan.

India Presence :

  • Today AMUL is The Taste of India, and is available in every nook and corner of the country. AMUL has the largest distribution network for any FMCG company. It has 60 sales offices spread all over the country, more than 10,000 wholesale dealers and more than 10,00,000 retailers, all of whom contribute to the making AMUL The Taste of India.

Company Profile :

  • The turnover of GCMMF (AMUL) during 2016-17 was Rs. 27043 crores (US $4.2 billion). It markets the products, produced by the 18 district milk unions in 69 dairy plants, under the renowned AMUL brand name. The combined processing capacity of these plants is 30 million litres per day, with six dairy plants having processing capacity in excess of 1 million Litres per day. The farmers of Gujarat own the largest state of the art dairy plant in Asia – AmulFed Dairy, Gandhinagar, Gujarat - which can handle 3.5 million litres of milk per day and process 160 MTs of milk powder daily. During the last year, 6.6 billion litres of milk was collected by 18 Member Unions of GCMMF through more than 18,600 villages and 3.6 million farmers.
  • Huge capacities for milk drying, product manufacture and cattle feed manufacture have been installed.All its products are manufactured under the most hygienic conditions.

Personal Profile :

  • Shri R S Sodhi, 58, Managing Director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., (AMUL) Anand Gujarat, is a first-batch alumnus from IRMA, Anand, India and obtained his B.E. (Ag) degree from CTAE, Udaipur, India.  Shri Sodhi joined GCMMF (AMUL) in the year 1982 directly after completing his post-graduation in rural management from IRMA and rose to the present level of Managing Director in June 2010.
  • For last more than 35 years, Shri R S Sodhi has been providing dynamic leadership to Amul and the entire Indian dairy industry, especially the critical cooperative dairy sector, which generates livelihood for millions of dairy farmers and provided essential goodness of milk nutrients to one billion Indian consumers.  Due to Shri Sodhi’s leadership, Amul accounts for 25% of organized dairy industry, within India. He has inspired Amul to achieve 1st rank in Indian food category as per brand trust report 2015 and 13th position on the list of top milk processors of the world and win several national and international awards for innovations in dairy sector.
  • For almost three decades, Shri 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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