Biography


Serge Dumont is Vice Chairman and Chairman Asia Pacific of Omnicom Group, Inc. (NYSE, OMC), a global marketing and communications holding company.  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. At Omnicom, one of his key responsibilities is developing and managing the Greater China business market, the second largest advertising market after the USA. Worldwide revenues for the 12 months ending December 31, 2017, were US$15.27 billion and revenues in Asia Pacific were US$1.64 billion. Omnicom employs over 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 honors and awards from national governments and international organizations for his contributions to business, philanthropy, health, culture, and education, including the prestigious French Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian and military honor. He was also made a Grand Officer of the Star of Italy and was given a Gold Medal by the United Nations. In addition, he was appointed UNAIDS Special Representative, serving as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

A graduate of the Sorbonne with dual degrees, Mr. Dumont also studied at Taiwan Normal University and the Political Institute in Taipei. He serves on the boards of several academic and non-profit institutions, including the Synergos Institute and the China Youth Development Foundation. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and French.