Mr. Bill Lang is the Chairman of China Business Accelerator, a Managing Partner of Australia China Innovation Partners (ACI Partners) and Chairman of the Human Performance Group of Companies. Bill’s career spans over 35 years across a number of industries and countries.
As a University of Melbourne student, he co-founded the food business Doctor Dog and published his first book. In 1985 he joined the Faculty of Commerce and Economics at the University of Melbourne and in 1986 graduated with an Honours degree in Law and Commerce. Bill worked in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK and Europe with KPMG and McKinsey & Company. In 1989 Bill was awarded the Macquarie Bank and Fulbright Scholarships to Harvard Business School’s MBA. He graduated as a Baker Scholar and Proctor and Gamble International Fellow.
Bill has worked in a range of industries including the financial, service, leisure and tourism, automobile, telecommunication, media, manufacturing, and insurance industries. He co-lead the establishment of a Corporate Venture fund that invested in software, business process and telecommunication ventures for National Mutual-AXA. In the late 90’s he co-founded two internet companies, Freeonline (Australia) and Sharinga Networks Inc. (San Francisco). These start-ups culminated in a $120 million global alliance with AT&T and British Telecom. Upon his return to Australia, Bill founded the Human Performance Group which includes several businesses in the Start-Up and Scale Up Acceleration and Education sectors.
In 2016, Bill was appointed a Fulbright Ambassador by the Australian American Fulbright Commission. Bill is also a Councillor of the Harvard Club of Victoria.