Yana Peel is a British businesswoman, investor, writer and philanthropist and CEO of Intelligence Squared. Peel co-founded the Outset Contemporary Art Fund in 2003 and has positions on: Tate Executive Council, British Fashion Council, V&A, and V-A-C Foundation Moscow, Asia Art Archive and is co-chair of the Para/Site board. She is a Trustee of the Serpentine Galleries. Peel has also written a series of children's books, Art for Baby, for the NSPCC.
She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She is married to Stephen Peel. Yana was born in St Petersburg, Russia. She attended McGill University, completed her post-graduate studies in Economics at LSE and started her career at Goldman Sachs.
Hans Ulrich Obrist (born 1968, Zurich, Switzerland) is co-director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris. Since his first show ‘World Soup’ (The Kitchen Show) in 1991 he has curated more than 250 exhibitions. Obrist’s recent publications include A Brief History of Curating, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks with Rem Koolhaas, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating But Were Afraid to Ask, Do It: The Compendium, Think Like Clouds, Ai Weiwei Speaks, Sharp Tongues - Loose Lips - Open Eyes - Ears to the Ground, along with new volumes of his Conversation Series.