Karan Faridoon Bilimoria

Lord Bilimoria was raised to the peerage as Baron Bilimoria, of Chelsea in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in 2006.

Lord Karan Faridoon Bilimoria was born in Hyderabad in 1961 and received  the Bachelor of Commerce degree from Osmania University in 1981. 

After working as a chartered accountant for Ernst & Young, he studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge and he is an alumnus of London Metropolitan University and Honorary Graduate. 

He is an entrepreneur and life peer most commonly known as the founder of Cobra Beer. Lord Bilimoria became Chancellor of Thames Valley University in 2005, thus becoming the United Kingdom’s youngest university chancellor at the time.

In 2006, he was chosen as a cross-bench life peer, becoming the first-ever Parsi in the House of Lords. In 2008 he was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the president of India.

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