Ambassador for Cambridge Judge Business School
Founder, Cobra Beer
Chairman, Cobra Beer Partnership
Karan Bilimoria is the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership, a Joint Venture with Molson Coors, and Chairman of Molson Coors Cobra India. In the Monde Selection, one of the most prestigious quality awards in the world for beer, the Cobra range have collectively been awarded a total of 121 Gold and Grand Gold medals since 2001, making it one of the most awarded beers in the world.
News and insights
Dr Kamal Munir joins Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea and Julia Streets in a discussion on how to change the race ratio in financial services organisations.
At Cambridge Judge Business School, we pride ourselves in our commitment to engaging with businesses, policy-makers and civil-society organisations. We believe that knowledge can be a powerful tool to help different players to improve their practices, policies and to develop their thinking. and, in this way, to generate positive social impact. But what does it mean "to engage" for a business school? And how can we keep on engaging as we all adapt to a life with physical distancing? Undoubtedly, many of our engagement practices have changed significantly in this period. But we would like to think that the creativity required to overcome current barriers to in-person physical engagement has actually improved and strengthened our connections to our community. At every level, Cambridge Judge people have committed to stay in touch with our key stakeholders and have come up with successful engagement initiatives. Here are just some examples of the many ways in which our faculty and research centres have been able to keep on engaging with students, alumni, and organisations, even as we have been working from home and adjusting to a new normal. Dr Simon Taylor, Faculty (Professor-level) in Management Practice (Finance) has published regular posts on his…
Universities will propel the country forward after the pandemic, says Lord Karan Bilimoria. The innovation and creativity of the United Kingdom as reflected in its universities will propel the country forward despite the current coronavirus pandemic, says Lord Karan Bilimoria, the founder of Cobra Beer and Chair of the Advisory Board of Cambridge Judge Business School. In a video interview with Dean Christoph Loch, Lord Bilimoria said that while people are rightly focused now on healthcare and the economy, the UK is "still a phenomenon when it comes to innovation and creativity, and our universities are the jewels of our crown." "That's what's going to propel us forward and enable us to deal with this crisis," he says in the video, part of the "CJBS Perspectives: Leadership in Unprecedented Times" series of videos organised by the Alumni & External Engagement team and Executive Education teams at Cambridge Judge. "I'm very confident that as a country, with the strength of our universities, we'll be able to go forward and harness that strength of the United Kingdom. "Business schools are perfectly placed to help businesses across the board," he added. "In any business, you have to adapt or die, you have to be flexible, you have…
Financial Times | 16 June 2020
An interview Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder and chairman of Cobra beer and Chairman of Advisory Board at Cambridge Judge Business School’s Advisory Board. Lord Bilimoria has just been appointed president of the CBI. Lord Bilimoria thinks the government should cut the minimum distance from two meters to one as the current requirement of two meters distance “will mean that most will not be able to open.”
Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder of Cobra Beer and Chairman of the Advisory Board at Cambridge Judge Business, says virtual technology has become commonplace in business during the coronavirus pandemic. Lord Bilimoria recently spoke at the Advanced Strategy class of the Cambridge MBA programme, led by Dr Allègre Hadida of Cambridge Judge. Lord Bilimoria gave a talk and was answering questions via Zoom, and thinks the technology is here to stay: “It’s been tremendous, absolutely tremendous.”
An interview with Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder of Cobra Beer and Chairman of the Advisory Board at Cambridge Judge Business School, who was recently named a vice-president of the Confederation of British Industry. Lord Bilimoria says the CBI “needs to champion smaller, more entrepreneurial companies to shake off a reputation as ‘the voice of big British business’”.