Dinesh Dhamija is a successful entrepreneur, political campaigner, philanthropist and speaker.
After starting out selling travel tickets from a kiosk in Earls Court tube station in 1980, Dinesh transformed the travel industry by developing the business into what eventually became eBookers.
He is now the CEO of Copper Beech Group, a company which manages investments in sustainable projects such as education, ecotourism and property in Romania and India.
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He’s been an active member of the Liberal Democrats since 2014 and currently serves as deputy treasurer, as well as vice-chair of the Federal Board, which is responsible for overseeing the party’s policy-making process. Having made London his home more than 30 years ago – he raised his children and grew his business in the capital – Dinesh recently announced that he is running to become the party’s nominee for the 2020 London mayoral election.
He cares deeply about issues such as reducing pollution in London, giving young people a head start in business, and curbing the negative consequences of Brexit. He is a spokesperson for Open Britain. He has donated over £3 million to charities and has been both advisor and donor to organisations such as Scope and The Winston Churchill Memorial Fund, as well as founding two Indian charities providing support for children in poverty.
His most notable philanthropic work today is as global trustee of TiE London, an organisation supporting young entrepreneurs by offering education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities.