Paul Niel

Paul Niel


Motivational; Leadership

Job Title

Explorer; Investor; Founder and Managing Partner




Hong Kong/Portugal




Paul is an inspiring speaker, explorer, future thinker and entrepreneur. Having worked for over a decade at the top level of finance, he now spends his time discovering new frontiers, pushing his limits and making impact investments. He had been to more than 80 countries across the globe and to all the big mountain ranges in the world.

Speaking Topics

– Pack your bag for a Life of Adventure: Paul shares the key mindset learnt from his expeditions. Attitudes that have kept him growing and succeeding in business and adventure. He takes us on a journey from the mountains of Africa via the top of the world to the Gobi desert. 

– Mount Everest & Lhotse – Twice on the roof of the world

– Follow your passion

– Insight into the uniqueness

– The future explorer: Harvesting the latest technology to explore our planet

– Exponential organizations: strategies for organizations to succeed in a disruptive world

Expert Profile

For more than two decades, he has undertaken expeditions to all corners of the globe, from Antarctica to the deserts of Mongolia, from the jungles of Central Africa to the Himalayas. He has used drones to search for dinosaur fossils, employed virtual reality to solve a World War II mystery, and solved a Rubik’s cube on the summit of Mount Everest.

On his expeditions, Paul pursued a variety of goals-scientific, physical, extreme endurance and the toughness-one goal was always the same: to keep the team together and get home safely-whether he faced mutiny on a tiny sailboat in the middle of the Atlantic, suffered life-threatening injuries in Indian waters, or was stranded for weeks in the polar regions.

He was one of only a handful of climbers to summit two eight-thousanders within 24 hours: in 2013, he conquered the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, and just one day later, Lhotse, the fourth highest. He has also successfully conquered the Seven Summits, the highest mountains on each continent.