Joining Michael for the third episode of Change Makers is the next President of the CBI, Lord Bilimoria. In this interview, the Cobra Beer founder talks about his experience having and beating COVID-19, the phenomenal response of communities in supporting one another during lockdown, and striking the right balance between the health of people and the health of the economy.
In parliament he’s a peer of the realm, in business he provides beer for the nation, Lord Bilimoria is the founder of one the UK’s most iconic brands, Cobra Beer. The Cobra taste is described as impossibly smooth, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better description for its founder. As a campaigning member of the House of Lords, chancellor of the University of Birmingham and now president of the CBI, his is a career of achievement and navigating change.
The Brothers: Rise and Rise of Saatchi & Saatchi by Ivan Fallon 1988 – I read this before I started my business and before my brother had started his own advertising business in Hyderabad, India.
The Last Dance
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now, Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild, Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird, Carmen – George Bizet and Rolling Stones – Start Me Up
Have a listen to the Change Makers Lockdown Playlist here
Zoom – personifying one of my mantra’s: “Adapt or Die!”
My father, Lt. Fariddon Bilimoria who taught me so much I know about leadership and my great grandfather D.D. Italia who was an entrepreneur, and public servant, philanthropist, member of the House of Lords in India and who looked after his whole family. I have followed his footsteps, four generations later!
Aspire and achieve against all odds with integrity.