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Lord Karan Bilimoria

House of Lords

London, UK

The Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea

House of Lords

Lord Karan Bilimoria
Karan Bilimoria is the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Ltd, a Joint Venture with Molson Coors & Chairman of Molson Coors Cobra India. In the Monde Selection, the prestigious global quality awards for beer, the Cobra range have excelled, winning 94 Gold medals since 2001.

Lord Bilimoria is the Founding Chairman of the UK India Business Council, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London and was the youngest UK University Chancellor when appointed to Thames Valley University.

Karan was a Senior Non-Executive Director of the Booker Group PLC, one of the first two visiting entrepreneurs at the University of Cambridge and a founding member of the Prime Minister of India’s Global Advisory Council.

In 2006, Karan Bilimoria was appointed The Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, the first Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords. In 2008 he was awarded the Pravasi Bharti Samman by the President of India. He is an Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College Cambridge & Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Judge Business School, Cambridge University.

In 2014, he was installed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, making him the first Indian-born Chancellor of a Russell Group University and he is President of the UK Council for International Students Affairs. Lord Bilimoria is 2017-18 Bynum Tudor Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford University.

Lord Karan Bilimoria’s Newsfeed

21 May 2018
Ireland's leading entrepreneurs to embark on trade mission to Oxford and London

Notable speakers include Graham Wright, SAID Business School; Lord Evans of Watford, publisher, entrepreneur and philanthropist; Irish golfer Paul McGinley; Ben Hunt Davis, former British Olympic rower and author of Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?; Lord Karan Bilimoria, British Indian entrepreneur and founder of Cobra Beer; and Douglas Alexander, former Labour Shadow Foreign Minister.

15 May 2018
Full programme announced for International Business Festival

Other names featuring in the Festival line-up include Cherie Blair, and wife of former Prime Minister, BBC Business Editor Simon Jack and outspoken CEO of Cobra Beer, Lord Karan Bilimoria. Subjects which will be explored at the event include hiring and retaining skilled employees, how driverless vehicles will revolutionise business and how companies can go for growth outside the European Union.

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Lord Karan Bilimoria’s Background

The Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea
2006 - Present
London, UK
Karan Bilimoria was appointed The Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, the first Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords.
Jan 1989 - Present
Burton upon Trent, UK
A joint venture company that combines the brewing, selling & marketing expertise of the highly successful international brewer Molson Coors, with Cobra Beer’s iconic brand and strong presence in ethnic restaurants and off-trade. Since 2014, the Foundation has partnered with Belu water launching a range of bottled water, with 100% of the profits made donated to Water Aid (2015 £17,000 S Asia).
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Non-Executive Positions

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Chairman, Advisory Board
Jan 2016 - Present
Cambridge, UK
Cambridge Judge Business School is at the heart of Cambridge, advancing knowledge and leadership through people who leave a mark on the world. The world-class faculty of the School comprises around 55 members, many leaders in their field, who represent all continents. Their research interests span the globe & the full spectrum of business issues.
Jan 2015 - Present
London, UK
UKCISA’s national training programme serves the interests of international students and all who work with them in universities, colleges and students' unions, by providing up-to-date immigration, fees and international student experience information.
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Lord Karan Bilimoria’s Education

President's Programme in Leadership
2003 - 2011
YPO London Business School Growing Business Presidents Programme, Business Leadership
2003 - 2008
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