Vadim Levin graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Economics & Finance. Vadim was an assistant professor at the Leningrad Institute of Finance and Economics from 1988 to 1994 and lectured at the St. Petersburg University.

Between 1994 and 2009 Vadim built a successful career in banking, he worked in top management and boards of such leading financial institutions as St. Petersburg branch of Imperial CB, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank), and VTB Bank.

Vadim currently resides in London and dedicates most of his time to professional photography and philanthropy. In May 2016 Vadim became the Gift of Life trustee & director.