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Decker Walker

Partner & Managing Director

Chicago

The value creation in [the agriculture] industry has been absolutely spectacular—The Financial Times, January 28, 2013

Decker Walker

Decker Walker is a core member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Industrial Goods practice, where he leads the global agribusiness topic, and the Corporate Development practice, where he leads the North America mergers and acquisitions topic.

Since joining BCG in 2007, Decker has worked extensively with public and private companies, governments, and nongovernment organizations on projects related to growth strategy, merger and acquisition strategy, strategic and private-equity due diligence, and postmerger integration. His experience has covered a wide range of industries, focusing in particular on industrial goods but also working in consumer, technology, health care, and financial services.

Decker has deep experience in food and agriculture, where he has helped clients develop corporate strategies, evaluate investment opportunities, and analyze industry and technological changes. He has worked in all major food and agriculture sectors (grains, softs, dairy, livestock, fertilizer, agrochemicals, seeds, and equipment) and in all steps of the value chain (crop inputs, farming, distribution, financing, trading, processing, and sourcing), on every inhabited continent. Decker is the author of BCG's agriculture publication Making Hay.

Prior to joining BCG, Decker was an economist at the World Bank in Washington, DC.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG's global work in agribusiness
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Growth strategy
  • Private equity
  • Office of the CFO
  • Corporate portfolio strategy
  • Chemicals
  • TSR strategy

Honors and Awards

  • Rhodes Scholar
  • Goldwater Scholar

Education

  • Master’s degree, economics, Oxford University
  • MBA, accounting and finance, University of Chicago
  • BA, mathematics, St. Olaf College
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