Geopolitical Trends, ESG, AI, global Business & Finance and Business Strategies

Arne Elias Corneliussen is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of NRCI – a geopolitical advisory firm he established in Oslo, Norway, in 2010. He 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.

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.

Arne Elias Corneliussen Speaking Topics

Changing Dimensions in Global Geopolitics – Impact on Investment Outlook and Business Strategy

  • 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 investors.
  • Strategic forecast on a range of current topics in global affairs, and eye-opening key insights which will drive geopolitical dynamics across these regions in the future.
  • A wide-ranging and clear-eyed assessment of key geopolitical and strategic trends that will shape our world in the future.

Strategic and Geopolitical Dynamics shaping Asia 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.

The Future of Europe

  • Arne Elias Corneliussen conducted a 2,5-month long overland fact-finding expedition by bus and train across 19 countries in eastern, southern, and western Europe in the fall of 2022.
  • In this insightful and eye-opening presentation, he shares his observations, perspectives and insights on how geopolitical, strategic, and economic dynamics impact the future of Europe.
  • He shares his observations and insights from travelling on the ground across geopolitical faultlines and historical conflict territories including Ukraine, the Balkans, and Northern Ireland – and how historical conflicts may resurface and impact the future of Europe.

Africa – Understanding and Exploring a Growth Continent

  • Arne Elias Corneliussen travelled on 10 fact-finding expeditions by public bus across 30 countries in western, southern, and eastern Africa. He travelled to more than 40 countries in Africa in total.
  • In this fascinating and eye-opening presentation, Arne shares his unique insights, observations, and perspectives from travelling on the ground across the African continent.
  • He shares perspectives on geopolitical, economic, and infrastructural developments across the African continent – and he provides key insights into finding the right local partner and building an on the ground team that will enable your business to grow in Africa.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

  • Arne Elias Corneliussen provides an insightful presentation of how AI will impact our societies in the future and create new opportunities and risks
  • How AI will impact geopolitics, the global economy and future trends
  • What are the geopolitical implications of AI, and how will AI impact the global economy and future investment trends

How to Integrate ESG and Business Strategy to drive Growth and Impact

  • What are essential components of a future-oriented and dynamic ESG strategy
  • How should companies and investors integrate ESG and business strategy to drive growth and impact
  • Understanding the important links between geopolitical insights, global trends, and ESG

A wide-raging and strategic Conversation with Arne Elias Corneliussen

  • 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 provide unique and extraordinary value to his strategic and geopolitical insights.
  • These sessions may cover a wide range of topics – a global panorama of geopolitical and strategic issues and current events, how to build strong and robust teams operating in challenging international environments, how a leadership group or board can develop a sophisticated culture of listening, respect, and agile leadership to meet the geopolitical and business challenges facing our world today

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. He 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. His vast global on the ground experience assessing geopolitical and strategic developments combined with managing a geopolitical advisory firm make him uniquely experienced and highly knowledgeable about global events and dynamics.

Additional Lecture Topics

  • The new global geopolitical risk landscape.
  • Expedition along the new Silk Road from China to Turkey
  • The rise and evolving role of China in global affairs
  • Assessing business opportunities and risks in Africa

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 Elias Corneliussen provides truly eye-opening, captivating, and highly insightful virtual and in-person keynote presentations, speaking engagements, and advisory sessions on geopolitics, global economy, AI, ESG, leadership, 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.