Lord Bilimoria, Dame Rita Bellamy-James and Peter Kyle OBE celebrated with honorary doctorates
1 December 2017
The awards were presented at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 27-28 November alongside Westminster students receiving their degree certificates.
The University of Westminster recognised Lord Bilimoria’s inspirational career that has taken him from Hyderabad to Harvard Business School. He is the co-founder and director of Cobra Beer and the Founding Chairman of the UK India Business Council. As well as his stellar business career Lord Bilimoria was the youngest University Chancellor in the UK when appointed Chancellor of Thames Valley University (now the University of West London). In 2014, he was appointed 7th Chancellor of the University of Birmingham becoming the first Indian born Chancellor of a Russell Group University in Great Britain. He is one of the first two visiting entrepreneurs at the University of Cambridge. In 2006 he was appointed the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, making him the first ever Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords. Lord Bilimoria’s exceptional career and experience makes him a man of many parts. Entrepreneur, Leader, Diplomat, Friend and Champion of International Students: Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor, Acting Vice-Chancellor.
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