MD - VMLY&R Encompass, Founder - Kommune, RAP, XPRNC President - EEMA
Roshan Abbas got on stage when he was 4 years old, and never stepped away from the spotlight. He is an entrepreneur, author, film & theatre director, TV and radio host, podcaster, producer, angel investor but most of all, a storyteller. He now attempts to shine the spotlight and provide a platform to others by connecting people to opportunities. A stalwart in the Indian media industry, he has always been ahead of the curve – pioneering innovation across platforms and mediums.
Roshan founded and led Encompass (now VMLY&R COMMERCE ENCOMPASS) as Managing Director into becoming India's largest, most awarded experiential marketing agency . He was an initial investor in and continues to be a mentor-partner at The Glitch, now India’s leading creative agency, and at Chtrbox (acquired by Qyou Media), India’s forerunner in influencer marketing. As an angel investor at GSF, he has made strategic investments in over 40 startups with successful exits in Little Eye Labs to Facebook,Slintel sold to Sixth Sense, Practo etc.
Roshan has won seven national-level awards for TV and radio.Through RAP, his production house, he produces and curates content and events driven by great writers. Roshan co-founded Kommune – a creator collective that believes every story deserves a stage. He helped conceptualise Spokenfest, Asia’s largest spoken word festival which brings together performers from across the world for storytelling through any medium. He is currently the President of EEMA, the consortium of event management and entertainment company leaders of the country.
Roshan has channelled the magic of stories to create experiences, build businesses, change mindsets, and invoke curiosity. Roshan continues to inspire by sharing his life lessons with anyone looking to discover a unique voice! To surmise Roshan Abbas in a phrase, as he puts it himself, he is a Storyteller and a Story-Seller.View All