Yana Peel is the Global Head of Arts & Culture at CHANEL, committed to nurturing the conditions in which creativity can thrive by supporting artists and the exchange of cultural knowledge. She is also a board member of the Fondation CHANEL, dedicated to the advancement of women and girls across the world.
Previously, Peel served as CEO of The Serpentine Galleries in London and cocreated Outset Contemporary Art Fund to pioneer new philanthropic initiatives supporting the arts. While living in Hong Kong (2009-2015), she established Intelligence Squared Asia as a global forum for live debate and was its CEO along with co-chairing Para Site Art Space.
Peel is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, Fellow of the Institute of British Architects and an author of children’s books to benefit the NSPCC. In addition, she is a member of the international councils of TATE, the Metropolitan Museum and American Ballet Theatre. She was born in St. Petersburg, attended McGill University and completed her postgraduate degree in Economics at LSE before starting her career at Goldman Sachs.