Serge Dumont is a global business leader focused on world issues; he has worked to raise awareness of social and cultural causes. In 2003 he launched The Serge Dumont Fund whose focus was on helping develop qualified professionals in China’s communications industry through the provision of scholarships and internships. As President of the Rotary Club of Beijing, in 2003, Serge helped organize the first celebrity charity ball in China to raise public awareness and help reduce the stigma associated with AIDS in China. This ground-breaking event brought together a wide-ranging coalition of leading international government bodies and non-governmental organizations, winning international recognition. Partners included among others the United Nations, the European Union, the American Foundation for Aids Research (amFAR), the China Youth Development Foundation, the Barry and Martin Trust and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Since the start of the millennium he has been active in national trade promotion. At the request of the French government, he helped arrange the funding for and establish the Honorary Committee of the Year of France in China. He also advised the Italian government on The Year of Italy in China. Serge acted as honorary representative for China, in 2003/2004, of the Comité Colbert, the prestigious association of French luxury brands founded in 1954. In 2006, Mr. Dumont was named a Special Representative (Goodwill Ambassador) for UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS.
Since 2013, he has been a jury member and in 2015 became a nominating member of the Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy, a global initiative of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Paris-based Tocqueville Foundation. In 2019 he was invited to serve on the jury of the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership award 2020. In 2015 at the first amfAR gala in Asia, Serge Dumont was one of the co-chairs for the event along with Pansy Ho, Kate Moss, Kenneth Cole and Naomi Campbell.
In 2016, he became a board member of the Synergos Institute, a global non-profit organization that brings people together to solve complex problems of poverty. He has also joined the Global Philanthropists Circle, a dynamic network of leading philanthropic families from across the world that operates under the auspices of the Institute.
Member, Global Board of Trustees
Asia Society France
Chairman, Board of Trustees
David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award
Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy
Nomination Committee & member of jury
Serge Dumont Fund
Chairman & Founder
China Youth Development Foundation
China Europe International Business School
Tsinghua University School of Communications & Journalism
International Advisory Board
World Economic Forum
Trustee: Gender Parity Global Challenge
Year of France
Secretary General: Honorary Committee
Beijing Music Festival
Vice Chairman: Advisory Board
Rotary Club of Beijing
President / Chair
Serge Dumont Fund
The Serge Dumont Fund cultivates talent for communication in health.
“Journalists and communicators can save more lives than doctors”
- Dr. Peter Piot Founding Executive Director UNAIDS under Secretary General United Nations
In 2004, Serge Dumont established the first scholarship to cultivate talented PR professionals in China. Run in partnership with the Tsinghua University School of Journalism, the Fund provides internships to students at leading Chinese universities. Since inception, the Fund has provided internships at UNAIDS global headquarters in Geneva and regional headquarters in Bangkok, as well as internships in Beijing.
- Saving Lives
- Simplifying Complex Health Education Issues
- Making A Difference In Critical Areas
- Increasing Knowledge Of Public Health
CYDF (China Youth Development Foundation)
Serge Dumont, Founder
Alan Liu, Secretary General
Li Xiaohui, Program Director
UNAIDS – CYDF – TSINGHUA – FUDAN
China today confronts many issues requiring top-notch communications talent. The Serge Dumont Fund was founded to encourage more young Chinese to go into communications – and to give them the tools needed to do their jobs well. Several invaluable partners have made the Fund’s initiatives possible: the Tsinghua University School of Journalism and Communication, UNAIDS, and the China Youth Development Fund. Through internships that give young communicators real-world experience, the Fund has thrived to help China establish a modern, professional communications industry in the private and public sectors.
University & NGO Partners
The Serge Dumont Tsinghua Communications Scholarship Program was launched in 2004 to encourage bright students to enter the strategic communications field. Scholarships were awarded through an annual essay competition open to students enrolled in the Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication.
Jointly launched by the Serge Dumont Fund and the School of Journalism of Fudan University, the second program provided research funds to outstanding undergraduates and graduate students. The Fellowship aimed to help young students committed to a career in strategic communications gain a deeper understanding of the field through practical experience. Through this hands-on approach, students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in research work and in the process gain deeper insight into strategic communications. The experience provided students with a better understanding of society in China and the rest of the world, giving them skills they can apply both in theory and practice.
The scholarship program was established and was jointly administered by the China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF), one of the most prominent charitable organizations in China, and Mr Dumont.