A recognized authority on global business and strategic communications, Serge Dumont is an active participant in the World Economic Forum and a frequent public speaker. With a focus on world issues and decades of experience in Asia and China, he regularly advises multinational corporations.
Mr. Dumont’s 30-year career has been characterized by a global focus, the creation and management of companies in challenging markets, and a commitment to philanthropy and community service. As a young entrepreneur in the early 1980s, he founded China’s first independent communications group and today is widely referred to as the “father” of the country’s communications industry.
He recently served as Vice Chairman and Chairman Asia Pacific of Omnicom Group, Inc., a global marketing and communications holding company, helping it expand in one of the world’s most important markets. As an example, Omnicom in Greater China has grown from several hundred employees in 2006, when Mr. Dumont joined the Group, to more than 10,000 including associates today, with 40+ agencies active in over 145 cities. He has also helped Omnicom form strategic partnerships focused on talent development in rapidly expanding emerging markets. These include alliances with Tsinghua and Fudan Universities in Beijing and Shanghai, and with the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), which runs one of Asia’s top MBA programs.