Hans W. Decker

Columbia University


Hans W. Decker is adjunct professor of international and public affairs and an executive-in-residence for international finance and business at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Decker's teaching and research interests include global corporate strategies, governance systems, business organizations, comparative political economy, Western Europe, and the European Union.

Previously, Decker was the vice chair of the Siemens Corporation-USA (1991–93) and president (1971–90). Prior to that, he served at Central Finance Division (1970) and at the Legal Department (1958–69) of Siemens Corporation. He currently serves on the board of governors of the New School University and on the board of International House in New York and the European Institute in Washington, D.C.

Featured Work

JUL 10, 2009 Podcast

Interview with Hans Decker

"Money-making is the base for good business," says Columbia University's Hans Decker, "but we all intuitively know that there's more to it." Julia Kennedy talks ...