Karan Bilimoria (Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea) is the inspirational founder of Cobra Beer. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Karan Bilimoria developed a less gassy, premium lager brewed to perfectly appeal to both ale drinkers and lager drinkers alike and to complement food.
Little more than fifteen years later, Cobra Beer is one of the fastest growing beer brands in the UK and one of the most innovative young companies in the country. The brand has a current retail value turnover of £178 million, is sold in nearly 6,000 Indian restaurants, and is available to 6,000 bars, pubs and clubs and in over 12,000 branches of leading multiples, supermarkets and off-licenses throughout the UK. Cobra Beer was awarded a total of 85 Gold Medals between 2003-2011 at the Monde Selection, Brussels, World Selection of Quality Awards ? more than any other beer in the world.
Karan is widely respected for his entrepreneurial spirit. He is one of the first two Visiting Entrepreneurs ever appointed at Cambridge University and serves as National Champion of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship, which provides motivational opportunities for students nationwide.Karan Bilimoria is an expert speaker on business, leadership and marketing & branding as an entrepreneur.
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