Doug DeVos is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for Amway, the world’s largest direct selling company with more than $8 billion in revenue. He previously served as President of Amway for more than 16 years. DeVos joined Amway in 1986 and served in various leadership positions for Amway in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Doug, along with his wife Maria, is the Founder of Continuum Ventures – an investment company for The Doug & Maria DeVos Family.
DeVos is a globally recognized leader whose focus on entrepreneurship and providing opportunities for people around the world to build businesses of their own has been a lifelong passion. In 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce appointed DeVos to the U.S.-India CEO Forum. He served as an industry leader in numerous roles including Chairman of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (2014-2017) and Chairman of the U.S. Direct Selling Association (2003-2004). DeVos was inducted into the U.S. Direct Selling Association Hall of Fame and received the Direct Selling Education Foundation’s Circle of Honor award.
Beyond Amway, DeVos is Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Society and leads the Ambassador Network for Stand Together, an organization committed to helping people realize their potential by addressing society’s biggest challenges.
DeVos also chairs the Executive Committee for the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and is involved in numerous Michigan business and civic organizations, including: Business Leaders for Michigan, the West Michigan Policy Forum, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, and in particular, the Doug & Maria DeVos Foundation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University where he was quarterback for the Purdue football team.