As an investor and explorer, Niel relies on sound decision making to complete climbing the highest mountains in business and in nature. Fueled by his passion to explore the unknown, he supports technology enterprises that aspire to solve the world’s challenges. As co-founder of a lifestyle company catering to older adults, called Peared, his entrepreneurial spirit offers a way for Niel to help others. As an active angel investor, he supports innovative small business owners in Asia and Europe. Working with charities in Kenya, Nepal, and other places, he works to enhance rural development and social integration.
Why you should book Paul Niel for your next event
- Audiences are inspired by Paul Niel’s passion for exploration. By pointing out similarities between exploring nature and reaching the highest professional peaks, he offers a roadmap to success.
- Niel provides a captivating presentation to audiences, discussing teamwork, innovation, and decision making. Providing actionable steps during the interactive address, he inspires listeners to integrate practical tools for overcoming obstacles and managing teams.
- Niel is a prolific speaker and travels the globe inspiring audiences to new heights, including his popular TEDx presentations.
Graduating with a degree in statistics, Niel moved to London in 2002. He began working for top-tier financial firms, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. By 2013, he’d founded his own investment firm with a focus on technology investing.
From 2005 to 2012, Niel climbed the highest mountain peaks in the world, including Mt. Elbrus, Aconcagua, and Mount Vinson. In 2013, he reached the Mount Everest peak and the top of Lhotse, climbing the fourth highest and highest mountains on earth within 24 hours. Leading a film crew in Tibet, he produced Tibetan Dreams with his co-producer. The documentary highlighted the climb to the highest peak of an area in Eastern Tibet, called Gangga Massif.
Whether taking part in an expedition to find fossils, raising awareness about pollution, or raising funds to support educating schoolgirls in India, Niel has transformed his expeditions to goodwill campaigns designed to make the world a better place.
As a prolific speaker and motivator, Niel shares concepts about technology and exploration at corporate events across the globe. He is a TEDx speaker and contributor to publications, such as Action Asia Magazine and the S. China Morning Post. In all these experiences, Niel inspires audiences to excel by taking a shot at the highest peak.
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