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.
Last week was “ground zero day”. The first time my right foot touched the ground since my accident back in December. And while it was just a tiny small step (I still need crutches to take most of my weight) it was huge leap for my recovery – despite the long way still ahead. Just[…]
Monday, 17 December 2018 Beautiful blue skies are greeting Esther and me as we hike towards Sharp Peak in Sai Kung Country Park (Hong Kong). I have been fascinated by the peaks steep, rocky West Cliff since years and over the last year we have made multiple attempts to set up a direct route through[…]
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.[…]