Karan Bilimoria

Lord Bilimoria is a British Indian entrepreneur and a life peer, and is one of the two founders and chairman of Cobra Beer. After studying at Osmania University, he moved to London where he qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young then studied at Cambridge. In 1989 he founded Cobrar Beer in his flat in Fulham with his friend arjun Reddy. He came up with the concept after seeing a lack of beer that could accompany a meal. In 2005 he helped establish the Cobra Foundation, an independent charity that provides health, education and community support for young people in south Asia. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London in 2001.