ADVOCACY COMMITTE CHAIR, WFDSA
PRESIDENT, ALTICOR INC.
PRESIDENT, AMWAY CORPORATION
Doug DeVos serves as president of Alticor Inc.
As president, he oversees daily operations of the $6.3 billion company and its subsidiaries: global direct-selling giant Amway Corp., North American e-commerce leader Quixtar Inc., and business-to-business supplier Access Business Group LLC. DeVos shares Alticor's Office of the Chief Executive with Chairman Steve Van Andel.
DeVos has spent his career building enthusiasm for the Amway and Quixtar businesses. His belief in their ability to foster entrepreneurs around the world is reflected in the companies' record of sales growth during his term as chief operating officer of the two companies from 2000 until 2002.
He has also helped Alticor evolve into one of the world's most international companies. Nearly 80 percent of the company's revenues are generated overseas, and the company's more than 13,000 employees and more than 3 million affiliated independent business owners are fully reflective of their local cultures.
DeVos has also served as Amway's senior vice president, Asia Pacific, responsible for both the company's operations in Asia and global management of the company's sales and marketing plan. Under his leadership, the Asian region posted record sales and high growth rates. He served as senior vice president/managing director, Americas, with responsibilities for the critical link between Amway and its independent business owners in North America and Latin America. He served as director, Amway Europe, working closely with leading European independent business owners and Amway management. DeVos also was general manager, Amway United Kingdom.
DeVos is the youngest son of Amway co-founder Rich DeVos. In 1959, Rich DeVos and his lifelong friend and business partner, Jay Van Andel, started Amway from their homes in Ada, Michigan. In four decades, Amway grew from a small company selling a single product to one of the world's largest direct selling companies.
DeVos is past chairman of the board of directors for the U.S. Direct Selling Association, a national organization that supports communication, consumer protection and direct selling ethics in the marketplace. He is also chairman of the World Federation Direct Selling Association (WFDSA) Advocacy Committee, and serves on the WFDSA CEO Council.
In addition, DeVos is co-chairman of Gospel Communications International Inc., a non-profit organization that uses communications media to spread the Gospel.
In his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, DeVos serves on the boards of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, The Right Place Program, and Keystone Community Church.
DeVos earned a bachelor's degree from Purdue's School of Management. While at Purdue, he played quarterback for the Boilermakers football team. He is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for Purdue's Krannert School of Management.