Oum’s passion for live entertainment took form in his younger days, where he showed a keen inter-est in the live arts and performed in theatre and musicals. He explored the artistic possibilities, nu-ances and challenges of the performing arts industry: With the stage, sets and liveness of it all, it was clear to him very early on that nothing matched the powerful medium of a live performance.
Later, Oum went on to start his career at Godrej – Industrial Systems Division, where he was quick to identify a substantial gap between business solutions and customer expectations. Inspired by the idea of combining his passion for music, live entertainment and corporate solutions, Oum founded Phase 1 Experiences to be ultimate creator of live experiences in India and bridge the gap between the consumer and the brand.
Today, Phase 1 Experiences is India’s most disruptive experiential organisation headquartered in Bangalore, with associate offices in Mumbai, Delhi and San Francisco.
With over 300 events conducted every year, Oum holds his organisation to a standard of excellence in creativity, originality, and execution that is widely regarded as industry best practices.
Oum has been invited as panellist and guest speaker at prestigious international music and enter-tainment conventions such as MUSEXPO (Los Angeles & London), Bigsound (Brisbane), One Movement for Music Festival (Perth), FRHI Global Meetings (Monte Carlo) and the WOW Con-vention (Asia). He is a regular invitee of international MICE symposiums such as ILTM (Cannes & Beijing), IBTM (Barcelona) and IMEX (Vegas & Frankfurt) and has an extensive network across the entertainment and MICE industry.
His passion for travelling the world to experience the greatest concerts, festivals, broadway musi-cals, performances and expos has helped shape his understanding of the global entertainment land-scape and has determined his vision of importing the best of global artists and biggest shows from around the world to India. With an aim to constantly enhance the live experience quotient of the Indian consumer, Oum is powerfully driven by the pursuit of creating world-class experiences in the country and establishing Bengaluru’s position as a live concert and entertainment capital globally.
Finally, Oum is a strong believer of the power of education and his philanthropic endeavours have focused on providing quality education to the underprivileged. His family founded Indiranagar Cambridge School in 1979 and Oum is actively involved in its operations through his role as Trus-tee. He is also closely associated with Parikrma, a social impact school for children for the last 11 years.