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Yana Peel is CEO of the Serpentine Galleries, one of the most recognised organisations in the global contemporary art, design and architecture worlds. She is also Chair of the Intelligence Squared Group, the global forum for live debate which she previously ran. Having co-founded Outset Contemporary Art Fund in 2003 as a hub for creative funding solutions for cultural projects, Peel’s board & advisory positions include: Tate International Council, British Fashion Council, V-A-C Foundation (Moscow) and Para Site Art Space (HK). Peel is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a regular contributor to the Davos Annual Meeting and DLD, particularly on topics at the intersection of technology and art. Her two children provide inspiration for her best-selling book series, Art for Baby, which benefits the National Society for the Protection Against Cruelty to Children (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. She is a member of the 2018 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.