Karan Bilimoria

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Lord Karan Bilimoria, Chairman, Cobra Beer Partnership Limited

Karan Bilimoria is the founder of Cobra Beer and chairman of Cobra Beer Partnership Limited.

He became a crossbench member of the House of Lords on 24 July 2006.[1]

Career

Bilimoria founded Cobra Beer in 1989 and is currently the chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited and of Molson Coors Cobra India - both ventures with the global brewers Molson Coors.[2]

He is the founding chairman of the UK India Business Council; the chancellor of Birmingham University; and a founding member of the Prime Minister of India's Global Advisory Council.[3]

Support for the Conservatives

On 1 April 2015 Bilimoria was one of 103 business leaders who wrote to the Telegraph praising the British Conservative Party's economic policies and claiming a Labour government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in the UK.[4]

Education

Political donations

Recorded by the Electoral Commission:[5]

Date Name of donor Amount Donated to Subsidiary (parties only)
30/09/2003 Cobra Beer Ltd, 72 Fielding Rd £1,392.00 Conservative Party Central Party
15/05/2003 Cobra Beer Ltd, 72 Fielding Rd £384.00 Conservative Party Central Party
15/05/2003 Cobra Beer Ltd, 72 Fielding Rd £7,480.00 Conservative Party Central Party






Notes

  1. Parliament.UK Lord Bilimoria, accessed 1 April 2015.
  2. Cobra Beer About, accessed 1 April 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lord Bilimoria Biography, accessed 1 April 2015.
  4. Peter Dominiczak, 100 business chiefs: Labour threatens Britain's recovery, Telegraph, 1 April 2015.
  5. Electoral Commission, Donation Search, accessed 2 April 2015.
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