Karan Faridoon Bilimoria BILIMORIA

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1961-11-26
Education Hebron Sch Ooty India, Indian Inst of Mgmnt and Commerce Osmania Univ (BCom), London Met Univ (Dip), Sidney Sussex Coll Cambridge (MA, Polo half blue, vice-pres Cambridge Union), Cranfield Univ Sch of Mgmnt
Books & Publications Bottled For Business (with Steve Coomber, 2007), Against the Grain (with Steve Coomber, 2009)
Recreations reading, current affairs, travel, art, music, theatre, tennis, riding, golf, scuba diving, sailing
Clubs Carlton, Guards Polo, Delhi Gymkhana, Secunderabad, Hawks' (Cambridge), Royal Cwlth Soc, Univ Pitt (Cambridge), Delhi Golf, FRIMA Golf (Dehra Dun), Kelvin Grove (Cape Town)
Style The Lord Bilimoria, CBE, DL
Career trainee then CA Ernst & Young 1982-87, consulting accountant Cresvale Ltd 1988, sales and mktg dir European Accounting Focus magazine 1989, fndr Cobra Beer Ltd 1989 (chief exec 1989-2007, chm 2007-), fndr General Bilimoria Wines 1999, fndr and chm Cobrabyte Technologies 2000-; non-exec dir: Brake Bros Ltd 2004-07, Booker Gp plc 2007-; memb Advsy Bd Boston Analytics 2005-; fndr and publishing dir Tandoori Magazine and tandoorimagazine.com 1994-2003; memb: London Business Sch Fndn for Entrepreneurial Mgmnt 1999-, New Deal Taskforce DfEE 1999-2001, Young Presidents' Orgn London 2000- (chm 2004-05, memb Int Educn Ctee 2003-05), Nat Employment Panel Dept for Work and Pensions 2001-07 (chm Small and Medium Size Enterprise Bd 2001-05), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) UK 2002- (memb Bd 2003-06), Tyson Taskforce on the Recruitment and Devpt of Non-Exec Dirs 2003, Neighbourhood Renewal Private Sector Panel ODPM 2003-05, Advsy Bd Birmingham Business Sch 2005-, HRH the Duke of York's Business Advsy Cncl 2006-, Advsy Bd Judge Business Sch Univ of Cambridge 2008-; visiting entrepreneur Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning Univ of Cambridge 2004-, founding patron Oxford Entrepreneurs 2004-, nat champion Nat Cncl for Grad Entrepreneurship 2004-, hon pres Training for Life 2004-, champion Make Your Mark campaign Enterprise Insight 2005-, enterprise ldr Prince's Tst 2008-; memb UK-India Consultative Gp FCO 2002-03, UK chm Indo-British Partnership 2003-, vice-chm Asian Business Assoc London C of C and Industry 2003-08, chm UK India Business Cncl (formerly Indo-British Partnership Network) 2007-09, memb UK-India Round Table 2005-; founding chair Zoroastrian All-Pty Parly Gp 2013-; patron: Thare Mache Starfish Initiative 2001-, Rethink 2003-, RSA India 2005-, Thames Community Fndn 2005-, India Int Fndn 2006-, Children in Need Inst UK 2008-; vice-patron Meml Gates Tst 1999-2004 (chm Ctee 2003-); memb Advsy Bd: Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba Meml Tst 2001- (chm), Abad Tst 2007-, Roundhouse Tst 2008-; champion Roko Cancer Appeal 2005-; tstee Br Cardiac Research Tst 2006-; cmmr Royal Hosp Chelsea 2006-11; memb Pres's Ctee London First 2002-06, int envoy for London 2005-, ambass London 2012 Olympic Bid 2005; chllr Thames Valley Univ 2005- (govr 2001-04), ambass Interactive Univ UK 2005-, chllr Univ of Birmingham 2014; govr Ditchley Fndn 2004-; hon memb Cranfield Mgmnt Assoc 2005, hon fell Sidney Sussex Coll Cambridge 2007; Liveryman Worshipful Co of Drapers 2008 (Freeman 2005), Liveryman The Brewers' Co of the City of London 2008; Hon DBA Brunel Univ 2005, Hon DLitt Heriot-Watt Univ 2005, Hon DBA London Met Univ 2008; hon doctorate: Staffs Univ 2006, Cranfield Univ 2009, Univ of West London 2012, Univ of Birmingham 2014, Univ of Exeter 2014; FCA 2002 (ACA 1987), Hon Life FRSA 2004 (memb Cncl 2004-07, memb Devpt Bd 2005-07), FInstD 2005, CCMI 2005; Awards Non-Resident Indian Millennium Honour India 2001, Outstanding Achievement Award Execs Assoc of GB 2002, Asian of the Year 2002, London Entrepreneur of the Year 2003, Entrepreneur of the Year Asian Achievers Awards 2003, Business of the Year (Cobra Beer Ltd) Asian Business Awards 2003, Entrepreneur of the Year London C of C and Industry 2003, Excellence Award Non-Resident Indian Inst 2003, Entrepreneur of the Year Nat Business Awards (London and SE) 2004, Pride of India Award Non-Resident Indian Inst 2004, Outstanding Achievement Award ICAEW 2005; Monde Selection awards for Cobra Beer Ltd: Gold Medal 2001, 2002 and 2003, Int High Quality Trophy 2003, two grand Gold Medals and four Gold Medals 2004, Hon Award Bangladesh Caterer's Assoc 2007, Pravasi Bharti Samman 2008; Entrepreneur Alumnus of the Year Cranfield Sch of Mgmnt 2008, Director Magazine Good Director Award for Leadership IOD 2008
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