Rolf Lunheim is an engineer and social anthropologist who has worked extensively for the oil and mining industry (particularly aluminium) as corporate anthropologist and consultant on corporate social responsibility.
- 2005 — present Rolf Lunheim Consulting
- 1996 — present Adjunct professor Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Adjunct professor at the Institute for Industrial Economics and Technology Management
- 2002 — 2008 Centre for Corporate Citizenship - Member of board. Norwegian School of Management
- 2001 — 2005 Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)Norsk Hydro
- 1995 — 2000 Corporate Anthropologist Hydro Aluminium
- 1986 — 1988 Systems consultant. Nycomed (Pharmaceuticals industry)
Advising on tribal opposition in India
Desert people: Caste and community : a Rajasthani village, 1993, is an anthropological study of a traditional Indian desert village.
- Lunheim presents a novel approach to understanding caste and untouchability, focusing on how hierarchy and egalitarianism are intertwined in the desert people's struggle for survival and peaceful coexistence in an extreme environment.