Michael Barth

Founder and Chairman

Michael founded the Hong Kong Chapter of The Explorers Club to expand the Club’s mission in Asia, and to create a modern base of operations for his more inclusive, innovating and impactful approach to exploration that he sums up as “Collaboration over Conquest.” His own exploration interests are varied and include activities spanning archaeology, paleontology, architectural scuba diving and high altitude trekking.

Michael was recently awarded the honor of carrying Explorers Club flag #179 on the HK Chapters history making Roy Chapman Andrews Centennial Expedition across the Gobi Desert that discovered new species of dinosaurs, and he will also lead the Chapters upcoming expedition in Bhutan to study the impact of climate change on the countrys glaciers. When not in the field with the Explorers Club, Michael enjoys adventures in the region with his wife and two young children, and working as the Managing Partner of the first private equity fund for Bhutan