futurist. drone fanatic. exbanker. film producer. traveller. enterpreneur.
From a small village in Austria, having escaped a decade in the financial ratrace, Paul has venture out into the world of adventure. His focus is the cutting edge overlap of exploration and technology. Paul has solved a Rubic cube on the top of Mount Everest, climbed virgin peaks in Antarctica, explored new dinosaur species in the Gobi desert and flown a drone into an erupting volcano. Never stopping to dream up new ideas, preferably over a glass of wine, he has a passion to work with groundbreaking individuals and institutions that disrupt and will leave a lasting impact on our world.
In 2017, to my total surprise, I was featured in Tatler’s Gen T List – according to the magazine the “definitive list of young leaders shaping Asia’s future.” Last month the magazine showcased a portrait in its column: “What Matters to Me” Full article can be found here: https://generationt.asia/leaders/paul-niel-impact-investor-and-adventurer
As part of the Chapman Andrews Centennial Expedition I was searching dinosaurs in the Gobi desert. Our team used latest technology – infrared and hyperspectral imaging cameras that were deployed with drones to find new fossil sites. More than 100+ were detected – we even found three potential new species!! More on that hopefully soon.[…]
Wadi Rum, a mythical area of sandstone mountain in midst the Arabian desert have fascinated me for years. I ended up there on a trip through Jordan and Syria back in 2005 with my good friend Armin. Sadly we had no time to climb any of the impressive rock towers This year I returned –[…]
The howling of the engine was overshadowing everything as Kevin pressed the throttle down – we were speeding with 30knots + towards the Hong Kong harbour. The owner of HK operation Zoomribs had kindly agreed to give us a lift to the tiny island of Kau Yi Chau, thats located between Hong Kong and Lantau[…]