Serge Dumont

Serge Dumont

Vice Chairman / Chairman at Omnicom Group Inc. / Omnicom Asia Pacific
Beijing, China

About me

<p>Serge Dumont is Vice Chairman of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) and Chairman of Omnicom Asia Pacific. One of his key responsibilities is managing the Greater China business unit, developing strategies and building relationships to expand Omnicom’s operational footprint in one of the world’s most important markets.</p>
<p>Worldwide revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 were $15.41 billion - revenues in Asia Pacific were US $1.63 billion. Omnicom employs over 70,000 people worldwide.</p>
<p>A widely recognized authority on strategic communications, Mr Dumont joined Omnicom Group in 2006 as Senior Vice President and President Asia Pacific. He was appointed to his current position in May 2011.</p>
<p>He moved to Beijing as a young entrepreneur in 1985 and established China’s first independent corporate communications consultancy, Interasia, which quickly became the market leader. In 1993 Mr Dumont sold the business to Edelman.</p>
<p>He has advised leading multinational corporations, multilateral organizations and governments, and currently sits on several boards, including the Boards of Synergos and of the China Youth Development Foundation, the Advisory Boards of the Tsinghua University School of Journalism and Communications and of the China European International Business School (CEIBS).</p>
<p>He has been involved in philanthropic activities in the areas of education and public health. In 2006 he was given the global mandate of Special Representative for UNAIDS, the joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS.</p>
<p>Recognizing the importance of talent development in China, in 2004 he established a scholarship fund in partnership with CYDF and UNAIDS.</p>
<p>He has received honors and awards from several national governments and international organizations for his contributions to business, philanthropy, culture and education.<span> </span></p>


Vice Chairman
2011 - Present (8 years)
Omnicom is an inter-connected global network of leading marketing communications companies. Our portfolio provides the best talent, creativity, technology and innovation to some of the world’s most iconic and successful brands. We offer a diverse, comprehensive range of marketing solutions spanning brand advertising, customer relationship management (CRM), media planning and buying services, public relations and numerous specialty communications services to drive bottom-line results for our clients.
Our portfolio includes three global advertising agency networks: BBDO, DDB and TBWA; two of the world’s premier providers of media services: OMD and PHD, part of Omnicom Media Group. We also manage a global diversified group of agencies, under the DAS Group of Companies. DAS includes over 200 brands across numerous marketing disciplines: public relations, medical and pharmaceutical marketing, customer relationship management, entertainment and events, shopper, branding and design, and research.
Worldwide revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 were $15.41 billion - revenues in Asia Pacific were US $1.63 billion. Omnicom employs over 70,000 people worldwide.
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Senior Vice President, President Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa
New York, United States
2006 - 2011 (5 years)
Angel investor
1997 - 2006 (9 years)
Chief Advisor, Joint Working Team for SARS Prevention & Treatment
Beijing Municipal Government
March 2003 - June 2003 (3 months)
During the SARS epidemic in 2003, in an unprecedented move at that time, Serge Dumont was jointly appointed by both the Beijing Municipal Government and the World Health Organisation to lead a team of crisis management experts.
World Health Organization
March 2003 - June 2003 (3 months)
Non Executive Chairman
2001 - 2003 (2 years)
Non Executive Chairman Asia
2001 - 2002 (1 year)
Advisor to the Chairman, North Asia
June 1999 - May 2001 (1 year 11 months)

Executive Vice President, member of the board, president Asia
New York, United States
1993 - 1997 (4 years)
Edelman is an American public relations firm founded and named after Daniel Edelman (July 3, 1920 – January 15, 2013) and currently run by his son Richard Edelman. Founded as a team of three in the postwar boom, today the company has revenues of over $812 million annually, employs over 5,000 people with co-headquarters in New York City and Chicago and is the world's largest independently owned public relations firm.
Clients acquired during the time Serge Dumont was with the Firm, included among others, Procter & Gamble, BAT, Louis Vuitton, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, GE & CTW (Sesame Street), Mobil, Nortel, Otis, Bank of Boston, Texas Instruments, Amgen, ING insurance, Ericsson, Eastman Chemical, Nutrasweet, The New York Stock Exchange, Citroen, Samsung, UPS, Viacom, Walt Disney.
In 1995, Serge Dumont was named "Edelman Worldwide Manager of the Year".
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Interasia s.a.
1985 - 1993 (8 years)
Interasia, China’s first independent corporate and marketing communications consultancy, was founded by Serge Dumont as a young entrepreneur in 1985 in Paris, Beijing and Hong Kong. Interasia quickly developed a portfolio of Fortune 500 clients, expanded in Shanghai and Guangzhou, and became the market leader. In 1993 Mr Dumont sold the business to Dan Edelman.
Interasia's clients included: Mars, Nike, Intel, Kodak, ABB, Bayer, Mc Kinsey & co, KFC, Christian Dior, Schneider, KLM, Northwest Airlines, Hennessy, Sara Lee, Philips, BHP, Foster's beer and Carlton United Breweries, Rolls Royce, Johnnie Walker, CFME (French government agency for international promotion of technology and trade), Austrade (Australian trade commission), Richemonde, Hoechst, Dupont, Henkel, Montagut, Nivea, Project Hope, Saatchi and Saatchi, Tandem, Seiko, Volvo, Varig, Lee Cooper, SGS, the Chicago Board of Trade, Tetra Pak, the Beijing 2000 Olympic bid committee, Nokia, Kellogg's
Co-Founder and Managing director
Pacific Promotions
1985 - 1990 (5 years)
Co-founded and managed Pacific Promotions, an innovative Hong Kong based product and graphic design firm. Sold the business in 1990.
Area Marketing Manager Far East / Export Manager
Groupe Mors s.a.
1983 - 1985 (2 years)
Publicly listed industrial holding group with a diversified portfolio from telecommunications systems to industrial components


2016 (1 year)
Activities and Societies: What is Singularity University? Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity's grand challenges. Singularity University is a California Benefit Corporation part university, part think-tank, part business-incubator located in Silicon Valley whose stated aim is to "educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges." It was founded in 2008 by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil in NASA Research Park, CA. Singularity University aims to develop a global network of innovation ecosystems alongside a coalition of entrepreneurs, business leaders, universities, government agencies and nonprofits. The institution taps into a community of scientists, thinkers, engineers, investors, business leaders, and public policy makers who explore the potential of advancing technologies to take on humanity’s challenges, such as water scarcity and energy consumption.

Senior Management Program - post graduate

2006 - 2016 (10 years)
Attended undergraduate program in July 2006, graduate program in 2007, postgraduate programs in 2009, 2013 and 2016.

License, B.A

1978 - 1981 (3 years)
Paris Descartes University also known as "Paris V", is a public research university in Paris, France. It belongs to the leading academic alliance Sorbonne Paris Cité. It is one of the best and the most prestigious French universities, mainly in the areas of medical sciences, biomedical sciences, law, computer science, economics and psychology.

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