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Members Only: E2E House of Lords Breakfast Series, London with Andy Rubin Chair Pentland Brands Ltd, Hosted by Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL – Founder, Cobra Beer & Board Director, E2E

Our E2E Members are invited to an exclusive breakfast at the House of Lords, hosted by Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL, Co-Founder of Cobra Beer, Chancellor of Birmingham University and Board Director, E2E.

In 1989, at the age of 27 and with £20,000 in debt, Lord Bilimoria launched Cobra Beer. By November 2014, Cobra had a market share of over 98% of all licensed Indian restaurants within the United Kingdom.

Lord Bilimoria was appointed the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, making him the first ever Zoroastrian to sit in the House of Lords.

We will also be joined by:

Andy Rubin MA MBA CCMI

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Andy Rubin is Chair Pentland Brands Ltd, a director of Pentland Group plc and non-executive director of JD Sports Fashion Plc. Pentland is a UK based, private family owned company operating in sports, outdoor and fashion. Andy is the third generation to lead the family’s brand management business.

Pentland owns global brands Speedo, Canterbury, Berghaus, Ellesse, Endura and Mitre and is the global footwear partner for Lacoste and Karen Millen. The Group is the majority shareholder in JD Sports Fashion plc, an international multichannel retailer in sports, outdoor and fashion operating 2,500 stores and numerous online businesses.

Pentland has won the following Family Business awards:

2017 – IMD & FBN Best Global Family Business

2017 - EY Best Family Business in the UK

2014 - Campden Best European Family Business

2008 - IFB Best Family Business in UK

Andy is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and a Companion of the British Academy of Management. He is Vice President and Executive Board Member of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry.

He is Chair of the Dean's Council at Lancaster University Management School and an Honorary Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation. Andy is a Family Advisory Council Member for the Said Business School at the University of Oxford’s research programme examining the benefits of corporate purpose.

Andy is involved in numerous charities and is a Trustee of In Kind Direct, the UK’s leading redistribution charity and an Ambassador for Leaders Quest.

Andy read Law at Trinity College, Cambridge University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

If you are a member of E2E and would like to attend this event, please fill out our Member’s Only Event Form.

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Disclaimer: Please note that event timings and dates are subject to change. Our event is designed for founders of growing businesses and business leaders. We try where possible to keep exclusivity. Should E2E deem your position as not suitable for our event, one of our team will remove you from our attendee list and you will be notified. Overt selling will be frowned upon.