By Leena Sidat

Dmitry Leus gained the fellowship honour in July 2020

London-based philanthropist Dmitry Leus has become a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, known more formally as the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

The CEO and founder of Imperium Investments and Imperium Developers gained his fellowship in July 2020.

Mr Leus’ educational background is in the fields of banking and economics and he has 25 years’ experience in finance and investment in the UK and overseas.

Since 2018, he has been an ambassador for the UK charity HealthProm, which works to support vulnerable children and their families.

Mr Leus is also the honorary president and patron of Brixton Fencing Club, a role he has held since 2017, as well as a recognised children’s appeal supporter of St George’s Hospital Charity, an organisation he has been supporting since 2018.

Established in 2018, the Leus Family Foundation also facilitates many of Mr Leus’ philanthropic efforts on behalf of children and young people.

The RSA is based on a belief in a world where everyone is able to participate in creating a better future.

The organisation, through its ideas, research and its membership of fellows, forms a global community of proactive problem solvers, sharing powerful ideas, carrying out cutting-edge research and building networks and opportunities for people to collaborate, influence and demonstrate practical solutions to realise change.

Mr Leus commented: “I am delighted to become a fellow at the RSA. I am inspired by what the organisation has achieved over the past 260 years and their focus on creative learning and development, public services and communities, and economy, enterprise and manufacturing.

“My fellowship will be a great opportunity to build connections with like-minded people who share my commitment to building a brighter future for our children.

“There is an innovative sector to be developed, where business and charity meet to support our young people, especially in these challenging times.”