“Amway’s vision is to help people live better lives. We make that vision a reality by offering people a business opportunity that allows them to succeed through their own hard work. Free enterprise is not just an American phenomenon. The entrepreneurial spirit exists in people all over the world.”
Learn More About Doug
As president of Amway from 2002 – 2018, Doug DeVos oversaw daily operations of the company with Chairman Steve Van Andel. Together, they formed 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. 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.
*2018 Direct Selling News™ Global 100