Philanthropist and founder of London wealth management company becomes a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Philanthropist and founder of London wealth management company becomes a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

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.”


Powell raring to go at Euros in Great Britain colours

Powell raring to go at Euros in Great Britain colours

Dmitry Leus, founder and CEO of Imperium Investments, congratulates Lizzie Powell (left) and Mhairi McLauglin on selection at the recent Great Britain Talent Camp.

By Liam Moakes

WYTHALL fencer Lizzie Powell is among the British athletes preparing to compete in the U23 European Championships which start in Armenia tomorrow (Saturday).

She is one of a trio who have been backed to attend the event through a donation from Imperium Investments to the British Fencing Charity.

Powell, 22, who is trained by coach John Rees, will be representing GB in the women’s epee event and is hugely excited at the prospect of competing in Armenia’s capital city Yerevan.

“I am delighted to have been selected to represent GB in Armenia. This will be the second time I have competed at this event and I am looking forward to the opportunity to fence against other athletes from all over Europe and to improving my international ranking,” said Powell.

“I am very grateful to Imperium Investments for the support they are giving me, as their contribution makes a huge difference to my ability to compete for my country.”

British Fencing CEO Georgina Usher said: “On behalf of British Fencing I would like to wish the athletes the best of luck in the championships.

“I’d also like to thank Imperium Investments for the support they have provided through the BF Charity to support our team. As an unfunded performance sport, donations like these are critical to help our athletes as they seek to represent GB at the highest level.”

Dmitry Leus, founder and CEO of Imperium Investments, added: “I’m a big supporter of the sport of fencing and wanted to support the British national team. Good luck to Lizzie, I’m sure she will do the country proud.”