RS Sodhi stepped down as the Managing Director at Amul on January 9 as the board decided to end his tenure with ‘immediate effect’. He has been leading the company since 2010.
He has been replaced for an interim period by COO Jayan Mehta till a new MD will be announced in the next few months, as per the sources.
Mehta has been associated with Amul for the past 31 years, he had served as the company’s brand manager, group product manager and general manager in marketing function.
Sodhi joined Amul in 1982 as senior sales officer and was later elevated to senior posts.
The decision to end Sodhi’s tenure “with immediate effect” was taken at the board meeting of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), according to sources.
“As per the resolution no. 2 of the board meeting, it was proposed to end your service as the federation’s MD with immediate effect. Thus, you are hereby directed to relinquish your charge as MD with immediate effect and hand it over to federation COO, Jayenbhai Mehta,” reports quoted a communication sent by the board to Sodhi as stating.
The communication was signed by the Federation’s Chairman, Shamalbhai Patel and Vice Chairman, Valamjibhai Humbal.