VN Dalmia is the Chairman of Dalmia Continental Private Limited (DCPL). DCPL, Dalmia’s flagship company, has been a pioneer in establishing the popularity and use of Olive Oil in India. DCPL’s principal product, Leonardo Olive Oil, is the leading Indian brand of Olive Oil.
Dalmia is the recipient of an Italian knighthood titled the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity in the rank of Commendatore (Knight Commander) in recognition of his pioneering work in promoting the use and popularity of Italian olive oil, on a commercial scale, in India.
Dalmia is also Chairman of Sunshine Tourism Services Private Limited (STSPL), a well-known provider of package tours in India. Previously, Dalmia was Commercial Director of Dalmia Biscuits Private Limited, and Executive Director of Dalmia Dadri Cement Limited. In community activities, Dalmia is President of the Indian Olive Association and a long standing member of the Managing Committee of the PHD Chamber of Commerce. Dalmia is the Executive Vice President of the Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation. Dalmia was previously President of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce NIC and Chairman of the India-Mexico and India-Colombia Joint Business Councils.
Dalmia earned an MBA from the University of Virginia’s famed Darden Business School. He is a member of the School’s Alumni Board as well as President of its India Alumni Chapter. In July 2010, he was appointed to the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees, becoming the first Indian citizen, only non-US citizen and third Asian ever to join the board.