Lord Bilimoria CBE
Crossbench peer in the House of Lords and founder of Cobra Beer
Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL is founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited and of Molson Coors Cobra India, both joint ventures with the global brewing company, Molson Coors.
He is the Founding Chairman of the UK India Business Council, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, a former Chancellor of Thames Valley University and is currently Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.
Karan is Senior Non-Executive Director of the Booker Group PLC, is one of the first two visiting entrepreneurs at the University of Cambridge; and is a founding member of the Prime Minister of India’s Global Advisory Council.
In 2004 Karan was appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to business and entrepreneurship. In 2006 he became an Independent Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords and was appointed the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, making him the first ever Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords.