Philanthropy

Dinesh Dhamija, who exited Ebookers in 2005, on supporting charities which make a difference to the lives of children in India.

Dinesh Dhamija, founder, Ebookers

Dinesh founded Ebookers plc, a European Internet travel agency that would grow to rival its American counterparts Expedia and Travelocity. Dinesh founded Flightbookers in 1983, the Internet arm of which would go on to become Ebookers in 1999. That same year, the new company’s initial public offering raised $70m. Dinesh began Ebookers with a $5m investment and only the support of his Finance Director; at the time he sold his business in 2005, for $471m, the company had 2,000 employees and handled 1.6m passengers annually.

This interview was originally recorded by UBS in 2015 with the help of E2Exchange, the entrepreneur network.

Explore more entrepreneur stories

Find out more

Let's talk

Ready to start a conversation? We look forward speaking with you.

Get in touch

Find your local branch

We have offices in various regions across the UK.

Find your nearest UBS office

Answering your questions

Have a question about our wealth management offering and services? We're here to help you. 

Find the answers

The price and value of investments and income derived from them can go down as well as up. You may not get back the amount originally invested.

UBS does not provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your independent tax/legal advisor for specific advice before entering into or refraining from entering into any services or investments.