As Chief Operating & Chief People Officer, Michael Nelson leads Amway’s Human Resources, Supply Chain, Legal, Government Affairs, and Founding Families Engagement organizations. He also oversees Amway’s Aviation division, the Amway Hotel Corporation, and supports the Alticor Board of Directors and Amway Family Council.
Nelson reports directly to Amway CEO Milind Pant and serves on Amway’s Global Leadership Team, Amway’s key executive decision-making body focused on global strategy development and delivering meaningful ABO and customer experiences. He also serves on Amway’s Executive Staff comprised of top cross-functional executive leaders focused on enhancing company culture, talent capabilities and global market needs.
He has been with Amway since 1992 in a variety of leadership roles related to company strategy, vision and growth, working extensively with Amway markets around the world. Nelson previously served as Chief Administrative & Supply Chain Officer, Chief Information Officer, and as vice president of Amway global strategic planning. Prior to leading strategy, Nelson was director of project management and director of strategic procurement.
Nelson serves on the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Governance Committee, the Economic Club of Grand Rapids Board, and the West Michigan Regional Air Alliance.
Nelson earned a BA degree in Business and Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. He received a Master of Management degree from Aquinas College.