About Bill Mundell

[William Mundell’s biography in Chinese]

Mr. Mundell is currently chairman of IKM(www.ikmnet.com), an e-learning company which provides web-based knowledge assessments.

Previously he served as Chairman of ZBB Energy Corporation, a New York stock exchange alternative energy company focused on the development of battery technology. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Vidyah Inc., a company founded out of Knowledge Universe(a joint venture fund of Larry Ellison and Mike Milken) to create a second generation of e-learning.

From 1989 through 1998, Mr. Mundell was with WEFA (now part of IHS Global Insight), serving first as President and later as President and Chief Executive Officer under Bain Capital’s ownership. WEFA, the world’s premier economic forecasting authority, was founded in 1963 as Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates by the Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Lawrence Klein.

He was also Chairman of Trade, Inc. a leading competitive intelligence company specializing in international trade information controlled by Bain Capital and Sutter Hill.

Mr. Mundell was an adjunct professor at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management and is an honorary professor at Tsinghua University in China. He is the author of numerous articles published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science at Carlton University in Canada where he was the recipient of the U.S. Ambassadors Award. He completed his graduate studies at Columbia University, earning an MBA in Finance and a Masters in International Economics and Public Finance.

In 2005, Mr. Mundell formed Californians For Fair Redistricting to advance fair redistricting reform. In 2010, he was the executive producer of “Gerrymandering”, a national documentary directed by Academy Award winner Jeff Reichert, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and focuses on the use of gerrymandering to fix elections and protect incumbents.

In 2013, inspired by his longstanding interest in China, Mr. Mundell embarked on a five-year project to create the feature documentary BETTER ANGELS, directed by Academy Award winner Malcolm Clarke. Released in 2019, the film explores the true potential of the U.S.-China relationship and was the recipient of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Beijing International Film Festival.

Bill Mundell appointed Chairman of the Board of ZBB Energy Corporation

ZBB Energy Corporation (Amex: ZBB) today announced that Mr. Bill Mundell has accepted the position as Chairman of the Board of Directors, taking over from Australian-based Mr. Richard Payne, who will continue to serve as a non-executive Director. Mr. Mundell joined the Board of ZBB following completion of the Company’s IPO in mid 2007 and his appointment as Chairman is a further move to strengthen the management of operations from the United States. More…