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Yana Peel has until recently served as CEO of The Serpentine Galleries in London, championing experimentation and excellence across art, architecture and design. She chairs Intelligence Squared Group, the global forum for live debate and co-founded Outset Contemporary Art Fund as a creative funding hub for cultural projects. 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.