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Arne Elias Corneliussen is a geopolitical advisor who supports business leaders, financial companies, and policy makers. He is a political scientist and he studied in the US, Egypt, and Chile. He traveled around the world from a young age, and possesses a broad and deep global understanding of geopolitical and strategic events and dynamics. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of NRCI – a geopolitical advisory firm he established in Oslo, Norway, in 2010.

Arne traveled to more than 125 countries, and he conducted a wide range of long overland fact-finding expeditions alone by bus, train, and car across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America where he mapped geopolitical, security and business risks and opportunities. These overland fact finding expeditions gave him extraordinary geopolitical, strategic, and business insights.

He conducted 10 fact-finding expeditions to 42 countries on the African continent, and he traveled by public bus across 30 countries in western, southern, and eastern Africa. Furthermore, he also traveled on an 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 One Belt One Road, also called the New Silk Road, which China develops.

In the fall of 2022, he traveled by bus and train across 19 countries in eastern, southern, and western Europe and assessed geopolitical and strategic dynamics in Europe, and Europe’s future. Moreover, in 2023 and 2024, he travels on a 4-month fact-finding expedition in southern and eastern Africa to assess geopolitical dynamics, and investment and business opportunities.
His vast global on the ground experience assessing geopolitical and strategic developments, and investment and business opportunities, combined with managing a geopolitical advisory firm make him uniquely experienced and highly knowledgeable about global events and dynamics.

Arne Elias Corneliussen maintains close dialogue with a vast network of informed contacts on all levels in academia, business, diplomacy, and governments worldwide. He is program chair, conference host, moderator, and keynote speaker at Norwegian Risk Forum – NRCI’s annual geopolitical conference focusing on geopolitical risks and business opportunities worldwide.
Arne provides truly eye-opening, captivating, and highly insightful virtual and in-person keynote presentations, speaking engagements, and advisory sessions on geopolitics, global economy, energy, AI, leadership, international business strategy, and future trends. Arne is also an insightful panelist on a range of topics, an engaging and thoughtful moderator, and a conference host able to provide extraordinary insights while leading memorable conferences and events. His geopolitical and strategic
advice is sought-after among global companies, financial firms, and governments.


• In this eye-opening presentation you gain insights into evolving geopolitical and strategic
dynamics across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America impacting businesses and
• The presentation includes strategic forecasting on a range of current topics in global affairs,
and also some eye-opening key insights which will drive geopolitical dynamics across these
regions in the future.

• Arne Elias Corneliussen traveled on a range of overland expeditions by train, bus, and car
across Asia from China to Turkey, in addition to other overland expeditions across the Middle
East, Southeast Asia and South Asia. He has an in-depth understanding of strategic and
geopolitical dynamics shaping Asia today and in the future.
• In this highly informative presentation, you gain a deeper understanding of geopolitical and
strategic drivers and dynamics shaping Asia today and in the future. Arne also provides a
strategic forecast of the most important geopolitical issues confronting Asia including the rise
of China, India´s role in Asia, and key countries including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Iran.

• Arne Elias Corneliussen traveled on 11 fact-finding expeditions across the African continent.
He crossed 30 countries in western, southern, and eastern Africa by public buses, meanwhile
assessing the geopolitical, strategic, and economic landscape.
• In this uniquely informative presentation, you gain valuable insights into the political,
economic, and business landscape across Africa.

Arne Elias Corneliussen provides conversation sessions with questions and answers in which an
interviewer and audiences may ask questions directly. His unique experiences travelling on overland
fact-finding expeditions across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America gave him
extraordinary geopolitical and strategic insights.
• These sessions may cover specific topics or a wide and global panorama of geopolitical and
strategic issues and current events, in addition to leadership challenges and issues and other
relevant questions that companies and organizations deal with and work to solve.

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