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Client Testimonial

”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.”

Rhodri Williams
Head of International Public Policy
American International Group, Inc. | AIG

NRCI´s founder and managing partner, Arne Elias Corneliussen, provides eye-opening, inspiring and informative keynote addresses, conference speaking, after dinner speaking, public speaking, motivational speaking and workshops. He also provides conference hosting and moderator roles at conferences and corporate events.

Arne´s keynote performances leave audiences inspired and engaged with new insights into global affairs and the most pressing issues facing world leaders, corporations, financial institutions and organizations in our world today. Arne is a global thinker and an avid reader. His growth mindset drives his broad range of interests in global affairs, international business, history, arts, architecture, local societies, cultures and urban planning. Travelling around the world throughout his life and often on long overland expeditions makes Arne uniquely positioned to reflect on developments across and at the intersection of a range of geographies and disciplines.

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Key Speaking Topics

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• Geopolitical Risks and Strategic Outlook in the World

• Geopolitical Risks in the Middle East – Risk Outlook and Forecast

• How to Assess Risks in a Country or Region

• One Belt One Road – Overland Expedition from Shanghai to Istanbul

• Other Speaking Topics, Conference Hosting, Moderator Roles and Workshops

• Rise of Asia

• Sub-Saharan Africa – Political and Economic Developments

• Understanding China

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About Arne Elias Corneliussen

Founder and Managing Partner

Arne Elias Corneliussen is a geopolitical advisor and keynote speaker. He provides truly eye-opening and highly insightful speaking engagements. He is a political scientist and he studied in the US, Egypt, and Chile. He travelled around the world from a young age, and he has a broad and unique global understanding of geopolitical and strategic events. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of NRCI – a geopolitical advisory firm. He founded NRCI in 2010.

Arne travelled to more than 125 countries, and he conducted a wide range of long overland fact- finding expeditions by train, car, and bus across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America where he mapped geopolitical, security and business risks and opportunities, infrastructure developments, logistics corridors and local conditions. He travelled on 10 fact-finding expeditions to 42 countries in Africa and he crossed 30 countries on the African continent alone by public bus. He travelled on an expedition by train, bus and car from Shanghai across China, Central Asia, and the Caucasus to Istanbul to map infrastructure developments, logistics clusters, and the geopolitical landscape along One Belt One Road – or the New Silk Road as it is also called, which China now develops. In the fall of 2022, he travelled 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. These overland fact-finding expeditions gave him extraordinary geopolitical, strategic, and business insights.

His vast global on the ground experience combined with managing a geopolitical advisory firm for almost 15 years makes him uniquely experienced and highly knowledgeable about geopolitical and strategic events and dynamics worldwide. He is 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 and informed contacts on all levels in academia, business, diplomacy, and governments worldwide. He is the 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 and highly insightful keynote presentations, speaking engagements and conversation sessions.