Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE is a British Indian entrepreneur and a life peer. He is best known as one of the two founders and chairman of Cobra Beer which started in 1989.
With an idea to produce a beer which could accompany food, particularly Indian curries, plus a £30,000 bank loan, Cobra Beer was formed in a tiny flat in Fulham. It would grow to be sold in over 45 countries around the world and turnover more than £30million. However, Lord Bilimoria is no stranger to challenging times. From starting a business during the 1990 economic recession to watching his company go into administration in 2009, Lord Bilimoria has faced his fair share of adversity.
He will be sharing his story; the highs and lows, and what it takes to carry on through the most difficult times when you truly believe in your business. Cobra Beer is now one of the most awarded beers in the world and in 2004 Lord Bilimoria was awarded a CBE for his services to business and entrepreneurship.