Yana Peel

CEO, Serpentine Galleries


Yana Peel is CEO of the Serpentine Galleries, the London-based public arts institution championing excellence and experimentation across art, architecture and design. She is also Chair of Intelligence Squared Group, a leading global forum for live debate, and co-founder of Outset Contemporary Art Fund. Peel’s board & advisory positions include: Tate International Council, British Fashion Council, V-A-C Foundation (Moscow) and Para Site Art Space (Hong Kong).

Most recently, she had become chair of an independent panel of experts leading an open call to re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square.

Peel is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a 2019 RIBA Honorary Fellow. She is also the creator of best-selling children’s books to benefit the NSPCC. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Peel attended McGill University and completed a post graduate degree in Economics at LSE before starting her career at Goldman Sachs.

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