Amway has named Milind Pant as its first Chief Executive Officer. Pant joins Amway from Yum! Brands where he was President of Pizza Hut International. His appointment is effective January 2, 2019.
“Milind brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to help lead Amway to even greater heights,” said Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel. “We’re confident his leadership and strong track record of driving growth and transformational change will go far in advancing Amway’s focus on empowering entrepreneurs and meeting customer needs with exclusive and innovative products.”
Prior to his role at Yum! Brands, Pant worked at Unilever for some 14 years across a variety of executive roles. He is now charged with the overall management and leadership of the Amway business. Since 1995, Amway has been co-led by Van Andel and Doug DeVos – both will move to Amway’s Board of Directors where they will serve as Co-Chairs.
“The Van Andel and DeVos families remain committed to building on our fathers’ legacy of bringing to all people an opportunity to have a business of their own,” Amway President Doug DeVos said. “Given Amway’s strong foundation and leadership in the industry, we’ve never been more confident in the business’ future and we’re excited to welcome Milind to the Amway family.”