Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DLFounder & Chairman, Cobra Beer Partnership
Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL is the founder and Chair of the Cobra Beer Partnership, Founding Chairman of the UK India Business Council, Chancellor of the University of Birmingham and Vice-President of the Confederation of British Industry (formerly President), among many other roles and appointments. He was appointed to the House of Lords in 2006 and sits as a cross bench peer.
Lord Bilimoria’s priorities when he was CBI President included championing workplace diversity. He founded the fantastically successful Change the Race Ratio, a campaign to improve ethnic minority participation across all business. More than 100 leading businesses and organisations have signed up so far.
His other priorities include championing global Britain, to promote entrepreneurship, and universities and businesses working more closely together.