Indian-origin British entrepreneur Lord Karan Bilimoria has been appointed as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the prestigious Cambridge Judge Business School.
Bilimoria, 54, Founder and Chairman of the Cobra Beer, is a cross-bench (independent) Peer in the House of Lords.
He was born in Hyderabad and educated at the Osmania University. He moved to London, qualified as a chartered accountant and graduated in law from the University of Cambridge. He is also a graduate of the Presidents’ Leadership Programme at Harvard Business School.
Since founding Cobra Beer in 1989, Bilimoria has taken a number of positions in business and industry, including serving as Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director of Booker Group.
In Parliament, Bilimoria serves as the founding Chair of the Zoroastrian All Party Parliamentary Group and a Vice Chair of the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group. He is the first Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords.
Cambridge Judge Business School is the business school of the University of Cambridge. Established in 1954 as Management Studies in the Engineering Department and in 1990 as Judge Institute for Management Studies, the School is a provider of management education and is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top business schools