Who am I?

A rich and varied course...

Pierre Haenel et Khaji au col du Kanchenjunga

Passionate about paleontology (knowing, understanding fossils and their history) as a teenager, I naturally focused on scientific studies to obtain a master's degree in statistics and a PhD in science. My thesis was on statistical analysis and modelling of populations of fossil plankton. Subsequently, I taught statistics in engineering school for five years, a period that was profitable for me to understand what pedagogy is. The art of teaching is to understand that the words used by the teacher can be the subject of varied performances on the part of the pupils. It is only when this notion is well mastered that one knows how to communicate.
A resume of studies allowed me to obtain a master in computer science and thus to orient me to functions relating to the analysis of the data and the decision support. It then were later for many years in the local community and in the ministries in Paris where I was responsible for the design of statistical observatories and projects in decision-making, with the objective of providing policy elements To enlighten their decisions.
I had the chance to go several times to Nepal to discover this wonderful country but it was only in November 2016 that I left to the east of the country for a treck in the massif of Kanchenjunga (third highest peak of the world with its 8586 m). At the return of the Treck, there were 15 hours of bus to reach the airport and we decided to make this trip in two times by stopping at Ilam.
This day of pause is at the origin of the Adventure Nepal Dream Tea: Links woven with tea producers who made me discover their products, their willingness to publicize the quality of teas beyond Nepal, the kindness of the people met, Their passion for their profession, their real need for social and educational development, all this persuaded me to embark on this new project.
I live this as a career development, where all the experiences of my previous posts are put to the benefit of this new project: To make known the tea of Nepal in France and to market it by different channels (trade shows, Internet, markets, shops, Marketplace,..).
I am only at the beginning but am convinced, that with the support of the Nepalese producers, the quality and the "cleanliness" of the teas produced, the quality requirement of the French tea consumer, that my ambition to publicize the quality tea of Nepal in France can Succeed, and thus contribute to the economic development of the Ilam region and ensure a social and educational boom of tea producers and their families. 

Magnifique panorama du lac de Gokyo avec au fond l'Evrest majestueux.
Vue de l'Evrest et du lac de Gokyo

The Kanchenjunga

Plan du Népal

Kangchenjunga means "The Five Treasures of snow" in Tibetan, as it has five peaks, four of which are over 8 450 m above sea level. It is called Sewalungma (सेवालुन्ग्मा) in the Limbou language (one of the Tibeto-Burmese languages), meaning "the mountain to which the thanks are offered." Sewalungma is considered sacred in the Kiranti religion. Kangchenjunga is the official name adopted by Douglas Freshfield, Alexander Mitchell Kellas and the Royal Geographical Society (from Wikipedia).