Arne Elias Corneliussen keynote speaker
- Global Geopolitical Dynamics in the 21st Century
- Overland Expedition along The New Silk Road - One Belt One Road
- On the ground perspectives across Sub-Saharan Africa
- Geopolitical Dynamics in the Middle East - Reflections and Outlook
- Challenges and Prospects between Civilizations in the 21st Century
- Understanding and Operating in a Global Business Culture
- Experiences from Overland Expeditions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
- Leadership in the 21st Century – How to Build Respect and Motivate Global Teams
Arne Elias Corneliussen, aged 41, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of NRCI. He formed NRCI in 2010. Mr. Corneliussen developed a genuine passion for international relations and history at a very early age and in his teenager years frequented the Parliament and University of Oslo to attend lectures. Regular travels around the world from an early age formed his international personality and zest for exploration.
Originally from Oslo, Mr. Corneliussen received his bachelor of arts in political science from Wittenberg University in Ohio in 1998. He studied at the American University in Cairo (AUC) in Egypt in 1996. He then returned to the US where he mapped Islamic terrorist movements from Morocco to the Philippines at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C in 1998. He lived in Santiago, Chile in 1999 where he examined South America´s political situation, economic development, drug cartels in Colombia and strategic relations between South America, North America and Europe. During the late 1990s he attended a range of conferences in Washington, D.C., New York City, London and Cairo. He completed a Master of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University in New York in 2000.
He worked as an officer for the Norwegian Armed Forces during NATO’s operation in Kosovo from 2001 until 2002. Since 2002 he held different roles in the corporate sector in Norway including sales, international business development and recruitment services. Mr. Corneliussen travelled to more than 110 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin and North America and Europe. He brings a unique combination of an intrepid practitioner, insightful academic and dynamic business acumen. Mr. Corneliussen manages NRCI with a life-long perspective to become a global geopolitical risk consultancy trusted and respected by clients, partners and local contacts worldwide. Mr. Corneliussen is a Fellow in the Royal Geographical Society in London. He is regularly invited as a keynote speaker at international conferences on risk, international business and leadership.
Mr. Corneliussen regularly conducts long fact-finding expeditions where he maps political, security and business risks, infrastructure, local conditions and expands NRCI’s global network with local contacts. He travelled on 10 fact-finding expeditions to 42 countries in Africa and he crossed 27 countries on the African continent by bus. His recent field trips include Central Asia, Central Africa and East Africa. In the fall of 2017 Mr. Corneliussen travelled on an expedition by train, bus and shared taxis from Shanghai across China, Central Asia and the Caucasus to Istanbul to map infrastructure developments, logistical clusters and the geopolitical landscape along the One Belt One Road – the New Silk Road developed by China.
Mr. Corneliussen’s unique experience combining extensive travel and detailed assessment of risk on the ground enables him to provide practical and hands-on advice to businesses and governments.
Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1997-2007)