Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Strategy, Implementation, Leadership, Turnaround and Growth Expert.

World's leading expert in strategy implementation, cultural transformation, successful change and project leadership.

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Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the world's leading champion of project management. 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.

In 2017 Nieto-Rodriguez won the "Thinker of the Month" award, presented by the prestigious Thinkers50 recognising his influential management and leadership thinking. His work focuses on helping leaders on leading transformational change, building high-performing teams, implementing strategic initiatives, working across silos and becoming a learning organization.

Currently, he is Director Head of the Program Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines and Chairman of the Global Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute. Prior to this he worked at BNP Paribas Fortis as Head of Transversal Portfolio Management, and also acted as head of Post-Merger Integration at Fortis Bank when they acquired ABN AMRO. 

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

Nieto-Rodriguez was born in Spain and has an MBA from London Business School. He is fluent in five languages and is currently pursuing a PhD in Strategy.

Speaking Topics

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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