Yana Peel is the Global Head of Arts, Culture & Communications at Chanel. Previously she served as CEO of The Serpentine Galleries in London and co-created Outset Contemporary Art Fund to pioneer new philanthropic initiatives in support of the arts. While living in Hong Kong (2009-2015) she established Intelligence Squared Asia as a global forum for live debate. 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.