Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the global champion of project management. He has transformed project management into one of the central issues on every CEO’s 2030 agenda. He is the creator of concepts such as the “Hierarchy of Purpose” featured by Harvard Business Review, or the “Project Economy“; 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’s research and global impact in modern management has been recognized by Thinkers50 with the prestigious award “Ideas into Practice” and is ranked #17 in the global gurus Top 30 list. He is part of Marshall Goldsmith 100 coaches.

He was the global Chairman of the Project Management Institute in 2016. He is the co-founder of the Brightline Initiative and the Strategy Implementation Institute.

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.

Antonio is the author of “Lead Successful Projects” (Penguin, 2019), “The Project Revolution” (LID, 2019). and “The Focused Organization” (Taylor&Francis, 2014), and has contributed to seven other books. A pioneer and leading authority in teaching and coaching senior executives the art and science of strategy execution and project management. Currently visiting professor at Duke CE, Instituto de Empresa, Solvay, Vlerick, Ecole des Ponts, and Skolkovo.

He is a much-in-demand speaker at events worldwide. Antonio has presented at more than 220 conferences around the world, regularly evaluated as the best speaker. European Business Summit, Strategy Leaders Forum, Gartner Summit, TEDx, and EU Cohesion Policy Conference; are some of the events he has delivered inspirational keynotes.

He is the Director of the Program Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines. Previously he worked as Head of Project Portfolio Management at BNP Paribas Fortis. Prior he was Head of Post-Merger Integration at Fortis Bank, leading the acquisition of ABN AMBRO, the largest in financial service history. He also worked for ten years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, becoming the global lead practitioner for project and change management.

Keynote Speaker Programs

  • Execution thriving culture – leadership
Learn how leading organizations, such as Apple, Lego, Huawei and Singapore Airlines create a culture that thrives for strategy execution through extreme prioritization.

  • Enhance focus - leadership
Dalai Lama, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, and other great leaders have one common skill: their ability to focus. Learn how to increase focus and raise productivity, happiness and personal satisfaction.

  • Policy implementation - leadership
Successful governments craft a long-term vision for their countries and regions and focus on policy implementation. UAE and Singapore started decades ago, hear how.

  • Corporate governance 2.0 – growth
InBev, Facebook, Inditex… world class Boards’ of Directors shifted their focus from value preservation – monitoring – to value creation – leading. Understand how.

  • Successful m&as – growth
Hear what can be learned from the failure of the largest acquisition in the Financial Sector history, the takeover of ABN AMBRO; and GE’s key ingredients for successful M&As.

  • The project manifesto – growth
Learn the next generation of Project Management, PMOs and Portfolio Management; how to become a project driven organization to accelerate successful implementation.

  • Navigating disruption – innovation
Find inspiration from the world’s most astonishing disruptions, like Ryanair, Uber, Philips and Tesla and the crucial role that leadership plays in today’s turbulent times.

  • Industry forecast – innovation
Banking, Pharma, Oil, Gas, Telecom, Retail, Professional Services… whatever the industry, the future will be different, discover the latest trends and how they will impact your organization.