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Arne Elias Corneliussen

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International Collaboration Expert & Explorer

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Keynote speaker Arne Elias Corneliussen is a businessman and explorer. Mr. Corneliussen received his bachelor of arts in political science at Wittenberg University in Ohio in 1998.  During his degree, he worked as a researcher at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. He also lived and studied in Santiago, Chile and in Cairo, Egypt. Later on, he continued his academic career and completed a Master of Arts in international relations and a Master of Public administration (MPA) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York in 2000. 

Today, Arne Elias Corneliussen is a highly sought-after keynote speaker. He regularly gives presentations on international affairs, risk, cross-cultural communication and leadership. His great variety of international experience enables him to take his audiences on an interesting journey about similarities, differences, conflicts and their resolutions. Arne Elias Corneliussen is also the founder & CEO of Norwegian Risk Consulting International (NRCI), a geopolitical risk consulting company based in Oslo. NRCI provides geopolitical risk analysis and operational and strategic advisory services.  NRCI supports companies and investors expanding into Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. NRCI also hosts an annual international conference – Norwegian Risk Forum – that invites business leaders, diplomats, international experts and other players. Arne Elias Corneliussen takes on the role of the conference host and moderator during these annual conferences.

Arne Elias Corneliussen worked 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 working with sales, international business development and executive search & headhunting. Mr. Corneliussen traveled to more than 110 countries around the world. He conducted a range of long fact-finding expeditions across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America where he examined infrastructure developments, local conditions, political risk and established networks with local contacts. He for example travelled through 42 countries in Africa and crossed 28 countries on the African continent by public bus. In 2017 he completed a One Belt One Road Expedition where he travelled 16079 km by bus, train and shared taxis from Shanghai across China, Central Asia and the Caucasus to Istanbul. During this expedition he mapped infrastructure developments, logistical clusters and the geopolitical landscape along China’s new Silk Road project.

Mr. Corneliussen is also a Fellow in the Royal Geographical Society in London. Combining his knowledge from international business, academia and international fact-finding expeditions, Arne Elias Corneliussen provides vivid hands-on presentations. He is an engaged and dynamic international speaker and a popular guest at conferences, corporate events and universities worldwide.

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    Speaker Arne Elias Corneliussen Keynote Topics

    • International relations and dynamics between countries and regions worldwide
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • Presentations with photos from his journeys through Africa and Asia – Mr. Corneliussen travelled by bus across 22 countries in Africa and visited 35 countries on
    • Develop successful teams working across cultures
    • How to build a successful team where people respect each other and enjoy their work
    • How to motivate and inspire your team
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