ADA, Mich. — Amway is adding a new position to its executive structure and has named former Pizza Hut International president Milind Pant to fill that role as chief executive officer.
Amway, an $8.6 billion direct selling firm, says in a news release that Pant will report directly to and hold a seat on Amway’s board of directors beginning January 2, 2019.
His former company, Pizza Hut, is run by Fortune 500 corporation Yum! Brands. Before his stint with that company, Pant spent 14 years with Unilever and held executive positions such as vice president of Foods for Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey.
Milind and his wife, Amrita, live in Dallas.
“Milind brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to help lead Amway to even greater heights,” said Amway chairman Steve Van Andel in a news release. “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.”
Milind led Pizza Hut during its growth in foreign markets such as Asia, India and Europe, and its “advancement of e-commerce and digital strategies.”