Sodhi's exit from Amul shows chronic problem between management and board

The abrupt dismissal of the managing director points to a chronic problem between the milk marketing behemoth's management and its board

Vinay Umarji Ahmedabad

Historically, Amul has been known for its organisational model managed by an elected board of directors through a managing director.

One of the primary reasons for setting up the Ministry of Cooperation in July 2021 was to attract “professionals” into the cooperative sector to develop the latter.
Though it is not a cooperative body in itself, the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), popularly known by its signature brand name Amul, does raise questions on future of professionals entering the sector following its managing director R S Sodhi’s recent “unceremonious” exit.
The January 9 letter from the board’s chairman and vice-chairman to Sodhi that read “Your services as MD are being terminated with immediate effect…it is ordered that you relinquish charge immediately and hand over the same to the COO”, is not something that a future co-operative sector professional would want to read.

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First Published: Jan 20 2023 | 9:33 PM IST

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