Leadership

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

David Van Andel is Chairman and CEO of Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is also an entrepreneur involved in several other business interests in the natural and life science products industries.

The son of Jay Van Andel, founder of the Van Andel Institute and co-founder of Amway Corporation, he is currently a member of Amway’s Board of Directors and serves on its Executive, Governance and Audit committees. Prior to leading Van Andel Institute, he had been in various positions at Amway since 1977 including chief operating officer of Amway’s Pyxis Innovations Business Unit, and was senior vice president–Americas and Europe, overseeing Amway business activities in North America and 22 European and 11 Latin American affiliates.

Van Andel Institute Leadership Team

Vice President, Innovations & Collaborations
Chief Operations Officer
VARI Chief Scientific Officer
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
VAEI Director and Education Officer
President & Dean, Van Andel Institute Graduate School
Vice President of Human Resources