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Yana Peel is the Global Head of Arts, Culture & Communications at CHANEL. She chairs Intelligence Squared Group, the global forum for live debate and co-founded Outset Contemporary Art Fund as a philanthropic funding hub for cultural projects.
Previously she served as CEO of The Serpentine Galleries in London, championing innovation and inclusion across the arts, under the Chairmanship of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Peel is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and author of children’s books to benefit the NSPCC. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, attended McGill University and completed her post graduate degree in Economics at LSE before starting her career at Goldman Sachs.