Jayen Mehta takes interim charge
Dr R S Sodhi, the Managing Director (MD) of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), the cooperative that runs the Amul brand and has the largest share in India’s dairy market, has resigned from the post. The GCMMF board has accepted his resignation. Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jayen Mehta will now take charge in his place. Dr Sodhi started his tenure at Amul as Senior Sales Officer in 1982 and became MD in 2010. Dr Sodhi is president of the Indian Dairy Association (IDA).
Sodhi mentioned that he was already on extension for two years and was continuing on the request of the board (of GCMMF). Jayen Mehta, who had been with the federation for the past 32 years and was the chief operating officer of GCMMF, has been appointed as the new Managing Director. Mehta has been appointed as MD for an interim period.