Serge Dumont was, until 2018, Vice Chairman of Omnicom Group, Inc. (NYSE, OMC), a global marketing and communications holding company. Currently, he devotes his time to philanthropic and investment activities. Mr. Dumont’s 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, especially in the areas of health and education.
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. With on-the-ground business experience in Asia, Europe, and the United States, Mr. Dumont brings a deep international perspective to his endeavors. He also believes that companies must serve a purpose beyond simply making a profit, and that social responsibility is an integral part of business success.
He serves on the boards of several academic and non-profit institutions and was a Special Representative for UNAIDS, the joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS. Mr Dumont has received honours and awards from national governments and international organisations for his contributions to business, philanthropy, health, culture and education.
A graduate of the Sorbonne with dual degrees, Mr. Dumont also studied at Taiwan Normal University and the Political Institute in Taipei. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and French.