Biography


From 2006 to 2018, Serge Dumont was Vice Chairman and Chairman Asia Pacific 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 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.

Mr. Dumont has consistently focused on delivering excellent operating results.During his 12 years at Omnicom, one of his key responsibilities was developing and managing the Greater China business market, the second-largest advertising market after the USA. Omnicom employs more than 70,000 people worldwide.

With on-the-ground business experience in Asia, Europe, and the United States, Mr. Dumont brings a deep international perspective to his endeavors. His role as a global citizen extends beyond business to encompass philanthropy particularly in the areas of health and education. He believes that companies must serve a purpose beyond simply making a profit, and that social responsibility is an integral part of business success.

Mr Dumont has received honours and awards from national governments and international organisations for his contributions to business, philanthropy, health, culture and education.  He also serves on the boards of several academic and non-profit institutions.

A graduate of the Sorbonne with dual degrees, Mr Dumont also studied at Taiwan Normal University and the Political Institute of Taipei.  He is fluent in English, Mandarin and French.