Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Antonio has presented at more than 220 conferences around the world, regularly evaluated as the best speaker.

unknownAntonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the world’s leading champion of Project Management and Strategy Implementation.

He is the creator of concepts such as the Hierarchy of Purpose, or the Project Manifesto; which argues that projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.

Antonio has been recently awarded the title of Thinker of the Month by the prestigious Thinkers50, who identifies the most influential management thinkers in the world, including Michael Porter, Clayton Christensen, Rita McGrath.

His work focuses on advising senior leaders on how to lead transformational change; prioritize and implement strategic initiatives; build high-performing teams; work across silos and become a learning organization; all essential elements to create a culture that strives for execution, excellence and collaboration.

He is a much in demand speaker at events worldwide. Over the past 15 years Antonio has presented at more than 160 conferences around the world, regularly evaluated as the best speaker. European Business Summit, Strategy Leaders Forum, Gartner Summit, TEDx, and EU Cohesion Policy Conference with EU President Donald Tusk; are some of the events he has delivered inspirational keynotes.

He is the author of the best-selling book “The Focused Organization” and has been a visiting professor for the past decade in leading business schools, including Duke CE, Instituto de Empresa, Solvay Business School, Vlerick, and Skolkovo.

Antonio is Director of the Program Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines and Chairman of the Project Management Institute.

Previously he worked as Head of Transversal Portfolio Management at BNP Paribas Fortis for the Executive Board, where he developed and implemented a company-wide project selection and prioritisation process. He was head of Post-Merger Integration at Fortis Bank, leading the largest takeover in financial service history: the acquisition of ABN AMRO. He also worked for 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, becoming the global lead practitioner for project management.

Born in Madrid, Spain, and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States, Antonio is an Economists and has an MBA from London Business School, currently pursuing a PhD in Strategy and is fluent in five languages.

Thinkers50 Awards – Thank You!

Last Monday I had the pleasure to participate in the Thinkers50 Gala in London, an event that is considered by the Financial Times the “Oscars” of Management and Leadership thinking. I always wondered what it would be like participating at the Oscars and receiving one of the Awards. Well, it happened.

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Thinkers50 Europe – Davos of Business Thinking
Antonio is regularly featured by leading business and management media.

Antonio has been nominated as one of the world’s top 50 leadership & management thinkers.

Yes,
Our Brain Is Masochist

TEDx Talk

In his TEDx Talk, Antonio unveils why our brain tends to be masochist and how we can turn it around to focus on the positive side of disruptive change.
“Antonio was a keynote speaker at our top 300 managers conference, and attendees unanimously acclaimed his intellectual sharpness, oratorical dexterity and interpersonal skills. Antonio has a knack for breaking complex topics down into easy-to-grasp subjects. In addition, participants also appreciated his ability to apply management and strategy topics to real-life challenges, shedding light on quick yet effective ways to efficiently solve everyday problems. In short: Antonio is a brilliant, savvy presenter whom I would like to hear again and again and again”.
IBM Strategy Senior VP.

Yes,
Our Brain Is Masochist

TEDXTALK

In his TeDxTalk, Antonio unveils why our brain tends to be masochist and how we can turn it around to focus on the positive side of disruptive change.
“Antonio was a keynote speaker at our top 300 managers conference, and attendees unanimously acclaimed his intellectual sharpness, oratorical dexterity and interpersonal skills. Antonio has a knack for breaking complex topics down into easy-to-grasp subjects. In addition, participants also appreciated his ability to apply management and strategy topics to real-life challenges, shedding light on quick yet effective ways to efficiently solve everyday problems. In short: Antonio is a brilliant, savvy presenter whom I would like to hear again and again and again”.
IBM Strategy Senior VP.