Karan Bilimoria, Baron Bilimoria
Bilimoria was born in Hyderabad, India. He received the Bachelor of Commerce degree from Osmania University in 1981. After working as a chartered accountant for Ernst & Young, he studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree in law at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge.
He founded Cobra Beer in 1989, aiming to create a less gassy lager more suitable for drinking with curry and other foods. In 1999, the company diversified into wine, and as of 2006 has a turnover of £96 million at retail value. He received the CBE in 2004 for services to business.
In 2006, he was chosen as a cross-bench life peer with the title Baron Bilimoria, of Chelsea in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea by the House of Lords Appointments Commission, becoming the first-ever Parsi in the House of Lords.