Dr. Rupinder Singh Sodhi

Managing Director, GCMMF Ltd (AMUL)

Dr. Rupinder Singh Sodhi is the Managing Director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, Ltd. (AMUL), which is India’s largest food products organization with an annual turnover of more than INR 39,247 crores during 2020–21. Dr. Sodhi has 39 years of rich experience in leading and developing the cooperative sector within the Indian dairy industry, having served dairy farmers in several capacities. He has been responsible for creating the current structure of AMUL, enabling the organization to maintain and enhance its leadership status within the Indian dairy industry. Member unions of GCMMF are procuring 250 lakhs liters of milk per day from more than 18,600 Village Dairy Co-operative societies. During his tenure as Managing Director of Amul for the last 10 years, milk procurement price paid to farmers increased by 140% (INR 337 per kg fat to INR 810 per kg fat), milk procurement by 171% (90 lakhs liters per day to 250 lakhs liters per day) and turnover by 390%. He has successfully increased the income of farmers by almost 5 times in just 10 years. For more than three decades, Dr. Sodhi has worked under the direct guidance and mentorship of the Father of the 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.