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East-West Connect is a London-based forum focused on investment risk and opportunity in Central and Eastern Europe. We provide news and analysis about the investment and economic climate of the region.

East-West Connect was founded by Dmitry Leus, an entrepreneur and banking and financial services professional.  He started his career as FOREX specialist at Russia’s Lesprombank in the mid-90s.  He later became Head of International Settlements of the bank, and in 2000 began running the South-West section of Lesprombank.  In 2002, he was appointed Chairman of the Russian Depository Bank.  In 2006 he founded Zapadny bank, where he worked as Chairman until late 2013. Since 2014, the e-commerce market of Europe and the UK is of special interest for Dmitry.

Now Dmitry actively invests part of his capital in perspective business structures of the Europe and CIS financial sector.  In parallel, he works as an expert in business development and helps large corporate companies build effective management and improve the quality of the services provided. Mr Leus studied at Turkmen State University in Radio Physics and Electronics in 1987, and in Banking and Finance in 1992 at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.