Sodhia is currently the founder and managing director of Fortuna International LTD in Bangkok. Sodhia trades primarily in rice, along with other interests and is a consultant for coal dement and clinker business.  Sodhia started as rice export executive at the GP Group, a 150 year old trading company in Bangkok in 1982 and finally resigned as managing director in 2000. From 2000 to 2009 Sodhia was the founder and managing director of Phoenix Commodities, LTD, trading in Ag commodities, minerals and ores before selling his shares and resigning in July 2009.  Sodhia has been a popular speaker and has been previously invited by the Department of Foreign Trade of Thailand to present at their conferences as well as IRRI, amongst others.Sodhia, Rakesh