Arne Elias Corneliussen Speaker

Arne Elias Corneliussen

Founder and CEO of Norwegian Risk Consulting International (NRCI)

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Arne Elias Corneliussen is the founder and director of global geopolitical analysis at NRCI – a geopolitical risk advisory.

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Arne developed a unique and genuine passion for international relations and history at a very early age. Travels around the world from childhood formed his international personality and zest for exploration and instilled in him an eye-opening and natural ability to connect with people on the ground from all cultures, in local communities and different religions. This gave him a unique ability to reflect, listen and observe the world with a unique lense from different perspectives, which he brings into his presentations, keynote speeches and advisory sessions with clients.

Arne conducted his university education in the United States, Egypt and Chile and he received a Master of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York in 2000. He formed NRCI in 2010.

He served as officer in the Norwegian Armed Forces as a part of NATO’s operation in Kosovo from 2001 until 2002. Since 2002 he held different roles in the corporate sector. He formed NRCI in 2010. Arne traveled to more than 115 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin and North America and Europe. He brings a unique combination of an intrepid explorer, insightful academic and businessman and dynamic intellectual. He is a Fellow of The Linnean Society of London – the oldest biological and natural history society in the world and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London – a world-leading society for geographers and explorers. Arne Elias Corneliussen maintains close dialogue with a vast network of insightful contacts in leading establishments in academia, business, diplomacy and governments worldwide.

He is a keynote speaker at international conferences and corporate events on current and global affairs and he also lectures at universities around the world among them at the University of Oxford. Arne Elias Corneliussen is a geopolitical advisor to companies, financial institutions, foundations, ultra-high net worth individuals and families, and governments.

Arne conducts unique overland fact-finding expeditions by bus, train, car and boat across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America to map political, security, business, infrastructure and logistics risks and local, tribal and human conditions. He traveled on 10 fact-finding expeditions to 42 countries in Africa and he crossed 30 countries by public bus across western, southern and eastern Africa. In the fall of 2017, he traveled alone on a fact-finding expedition by train, bus and car from Shanghai to Istanbul across China, Central Asia and the Caucasus to map infrastructure developments, logistics clusters and the geopolitical landscape along the New Silk Road currently developed by China. He is the program chair, keynote speaker and moderator for Norwegian Risk Forum – NRCI’s annual international geopolitical conference in Oslo focusing on geopolitical risks and business opportunities in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Arne provides thoughtful, carefully nuanced, inspiring and eye-opening presentations, keynote speeches and advisory sessions.

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Geopolitical Horizon: Geopolitical Implications of Brexit
Geopolitical Horizon: Geopolitical Implications of Brexit
Geopolitical Horizon: Strategic Warning - Coronavirus
Geopolitical Horizon: Strategic Warning - Coronavirus
Geopolitical Horizon: Oman and Libya - January 17, 2020
Geopolitical Horizon: Oman and Libya - January 17, 2020
Geopolitical Horizon: Geopolitical Situation in the Middle East
Geopolitical Horizon: Geopolitical Situation in the Middle East
Friends Association of Bogstad Manor, Oslo

Arne Elias Corneliussen delivered an outstanding presentation for a full house at Bogstad Manor in Oslo and it became a remarkable experience. He is extremely knowledgeable, reflective and insightful. He communicates in a structured, clear and entertaining manner. This became one of our most successful evenings ever. '

Morten Ole Morch
The Norwegian Society of Financial Analysts

'NRCI's CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen delivered a most interesting, high-quality and insightful presentation and a Q & A session to The Norwegian Society of Financial Analysts. He is a very knowledgeable, well-informed, committed and accomplished speaker with first-hand experience on the ground.'

Guri Angell-Hansen
Managing Director

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