Dinesh Dhamija MEP took office on July 2nd 2019 to represent Londoners’ views in Europe as a Liberal Democrat MEP. He sits on the Internal Markets and Consumer Protection Committee and the Delegation to India and is a substitute member of the Budgets Committee.
In these roles he works to smooth trading links across the different EU members. In particular Dinesh is focussed on pushing for harmony for the services sector so they can operate across the EU market of 512 million people. In his role on the budget committee his mission is to use his business background to ensure money is not wasted
Being of BAME descent and as a first-generation immigrant from India, Dinesh is passionate about rights for immigrants as well as tackling climate change and promoting entrepreneurship.
Dinesh has been an active member of the Liberal Democrats since 2014 after a successful career in business. He built and sold the travel booking giant ebookers, after starting out selling tickets in a kiosk in a London underground station. His businesses have employed 4000+ London employees since 1980.
As well as being an MEP, he serves as deputy treasurer of the party, and vice-chair of the Federal Board, which oversees various aspects of party policy.
He made London his home more than 30 years ago – raising his children and growing his business there with frequent stints abroad. He follows golf and tennis across the world and loves good food.