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Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Renowned Expert in Strategy and Cultural Change

Antonio 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 featured by Harvard Business Review, 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.

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Antonio’s research and global impact in modern management have been recognised by Thinkers50 with the prestigious award “Ideas into Practice”.

Author of the best-selling book “The Focused Organization” and a much in-demand speaker at events worldwide, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez has presented at more than 160 conferences over the past 15 years, regularly evaluated as the best speaker. European Business Summit, Gartner Summit, TEDx, and EU Cohesion Policy Conference with EU President Donald Tusk; are some of the events he has delivered inspirational speeches.

A pioneer and leading authority in teaching strategy execution and project management to senior executives at top Business Schools; currently visiting professor at Duke CE, Instituto de Empresa, Solvay, Vlerick, Ecole des Ponts and Skolkovo.

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

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 largest takeover in financial service history: the acquisition of ABN AMRO. He also worked for ten years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, becoming the global lead practitioner for project and change management.

Born in Madrid, Spain, and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is an Economist; has an MBA from London Business School; and Insead’s International Director Program. He is fluent in five languages.

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"My purpose is to help corporations, governments, and organisations to excel in their transformation projects and achieve more profound impact on our society." Antonio

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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 rise Productivity, Happiness and personal satisfaction.

Execution Culture - Leadership

Learn how leading organisations, such as Apple, Lego, Huawei, Singapore Airlines… create a culture that thrives for strategy execution through extreme prioritisation.

Policy Implementation - Leadership

InBev, Facebook, Inditex, …world class Board 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&A.

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, Tesla,… ; and the crucial role leadership plays in today’s turbulent times.

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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


The experience was positive in general. The speaker had relevant cases and presentation,answered the questions very confident and perfectly followed the schedule. The audience highly evaluated his presentation, which makes us very happy.

Moscow School of Management


Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

The Focused Organisation

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  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

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  • Belgium


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