When not undertaking his Chairman duties, Hans is the President of RAND Europe, a not-for-profit public policy research organisation that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.  With offices in Cambridge (UK), and Brussels (BE), RAND’s staff undertakes empirical studies for public, private, and third sector clients on a diverse range of policy issues.  Hans joined RAND as a policy analyst in 2002 and continues to lead and deliver research projects, particularly around defence industrial economics and security policy issues.

Previously, Hans served as an engineer officer in the United States Army with responsibility for logistics, personnel, and operations and served overseas in the United Kingdom, South Korea, and Germany.

A mathematics graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he commanded the United States Corps of Cadets as a senior and played on the (American) football team, Hans also holds advanced degrees in mathematical modelling and modern history from Oxford University, which he attended as a (George C) Marshall Scholar.