- Doug DeVos
President, Amway Corporation Business Circle
As president of Amway since 2002, Doug DeVos oversees daily operations of the company with Chairman Steve Van Andel. Together, they form the Office of the Chief Executive. DeVos is the youngest son of Amway co-founder Rich DeVos, who, with Steve’s father Jay, started Amway in Ada, Michigan in 1959. DeVos has worked with Van Andel to build enthusiasm for the Amway business and help it grow to become the world’s largest direct selling company. The results of their ability to foster entrepreneurs around the world are reflected in the company’s record sales growth. DeVos, who joined the company in 1986, also has served in various leadership positions in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Currently, DeVos chairs the Executive Committee for the National Constitution Center, in Philadelphia, and serves as chairman of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations. He is also involved in numerous business and civic organizations, including the Business Leaders for Michigan, West Michigan Policy Forum, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Keystone Community Church and The Right Place, a regional economic development organization in West Michigan. He has been inducted into the U.S. Direct Selling Association Hall of Fame and recognized with the Direct Selling Education Foundation’s Circle of Honor award. DeVos earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Purdue University, where he also played football. He is a member of the Global Strategic Advisory Council for Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.