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Elias Corneliussen

Global leader on International Relations and Current Events


Arne Elias Corneliussen studied political science and international relations in the US, Egypt and Chile.

He worked as an officer with the NATO mission in Kosovo and in the corporate sector in various roles before he founded Norwegian Risk Consulting International - NRCI, a geopolitical advisory firm, in 2010.

Mr Corneliussen travelled alone on a wide range of long overland fact-finding expeditions by train, bus, car and boat across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America to map logistics, infrastructure, transport corridors, geopolitical dynamics and business opportunities.

He travelled by public bus alone across 30 countries in western, southern and eastern Africa. On his last expedition, he travelled by train, car and bus from Shanghai to Istanbul to map logistics clusters, infrastructure developments and geopolitical dynamics along transport corridors in the New Silk Road also termed One Belt One Road currently developed by China. These extraordinary overland expeditions provide unique value to his geopolitical and strategic insights and inform his thinking.

Mr Corneliussen is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London - a world-leading society for geographers and explorers. He is the conference director and program chair for the Norwegian Risk Forum - NRCI’s annual international geopolitical conference in Oslo focusing on geopolitical risks and international business opportunities. Mr Corneliussen is a strategic advisor to global companies, foundations and governments.

Talking Points

The Changing Dimensions in Global Geopolitics

Arne Elias Corneliussen provides an insightful presentation on the evolving dynamics in the new geopolitical landscape. He will share his reflections on what may influence the new geopolitical landscape in the future, and how current events will change the geopolitical and strategic landscape. He will also examine implications for global commerce, infrastructure and logistics connectivity. Welcome to an eye-opening and highly informative presentation on the changing dimensions in global geopolitics.

The Geopolitical and Strategic Implications of AUKUS

Australia´s new security partnership with the UK and the US entitled AUKUS has a range of geopolitical and strategic implications. In this eye-opening and highly informative presentation, Arne Elias Corneliussen examines the geopolitical and strategic consequences of AUKUS and provides a strategic forecast for Australia in the wider global context.

Managing Risk in an Unpredictable World

In this presentation, Arne Elias Corneliussen, provides a highly informative presentation of the key risk factors impacting global business today. He examines the geopolitical and strategic implications of China´s One Belt One Road strategic, geopolitical dynamics across Asia including Russia, India, Iran and the wider Middle East. In addition, he examines and explains how companies should understand the changing risk landscape across the African continent and position themselves for the major business opportunities in Africa. He also provides key advice on how companies should prepare and plan for various risks and also how employees should prepare when operating in risk environments.
NRCI's CEO Arne Elias Corneliussen gave an excellent virtual presentation to AIG, providing a compelling and insightful analysis of the challenging geopolitical environment for business. In 45 minutes he expertly covered an impressively wide range of global topics. Arne has broad and deep expertise, and the ability to combine detailed regional knowledge with a genuinely global and ‘big-picture’ perspective. AIG
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