Retired CEO & Vice Chairman
Hans W. Decker is the retired Vice Chair (1991–1993) and President and CEO (1971–1990) of the Siemens Corporation USA, based in New York. Prior to that, he served at Siemens Corporation’s Central Finance Division, Munich (1970) and at the Legal Department (1958–1969). ??He is currently Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs in International Finance and Business at Columbia University, New York. Professor Decker's teaching and research interests include sustainability and corporate responsibility, global corporate strategies, governance systems, business organizations, comparative political economy, Western Europe and the European Union. Professor Decker received his law degree from the University of Heidelberg (1953), passed the German Bar Exam (1957), and holds a Doctorate of Law (1958). He is a member of the Council of Accountability and President of the Heidelberg University Association.? ?He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the New School University (New York) and on the board of International House (New York) and the European Institute (Washington, D.C.). He is also a board member at the Education Development Center (Boston).