Chairperson, Board of Governors, NIFTEM - Thanjavur

Dr. R S Sodhi, President, Indian Dairy Association (IDA)

Dr. Rupinder Singh Sodhi is the President of Indian Dairy Association (IDA), which is established in the year 1948, and is an apex body of dairy industry professionals, planners, milk producers, research scientists and academicians. The members are from cooperatives, corporate bodies, multi-national companies, private, government and public sector enterprises. IDA takes part in advocacy with Govt. bodies in planning process and promotes the dairy development programmes and the policies of the State and Central governments.

Dr. Sodhi was the Managing Director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (AMUL), from 2010-2023, which is the India’s largest Food Products organization with annual group turnover of more than Rs. 72;000 crores (USD 9.0 billion) during the year 2022-23. Dr. Sodhi has 40 years of rich experience in leading & developing cooperative sector within Indian dairy industry, having served dairy farmers in several capacities. He was responsible for creating the current structure of the AMUL, enabling the organization to maintain and enhance its leadership status within Indian dairy industry. AMUL procures 28 million liters of milk per day from more than 18,600 Village Dairy Co-operative societies. The received milk is processed at 97 dairy plant across the India.

Dr. Sodhi in the Board Member of International Dairy Federation (IDF).

For more than three decades, Dr. 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 the organisation.

Dr. Sodhi has obtained his Bachelor (Agri Engineering) degree from CTAE, Udaipur, India and he is first-batch alumnus from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).