Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez


Titled the World’s Champion in Project Management, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is an expert speaker, thought leader and consultant that has presented at more than 120 conferences from all around the world. 

Creator of leading concepts such as the Hierarchy of Purpose, and the Project Manifesto, has spent a number of years researching and developing techniques to him benefit himself, other businesses and individuals. From this, Antonio focuses on three key subject areas during his presentations that relate to innovation, growth and leadership

Nieto-Rodriguez has been nominated “thinker of the month” by the prestigious Thinkers50, who recognises the most influential management and leadership thinkers in the world. His work focuses on advising senior leaders on how to lead transformational change; implement strategic initiatives; build high-performing teams; work across silos and become a learning organization; all essential elements to create a healthy and vibrant culture that accelerates the execution of your strategy.

He is the author of the best-selling book, The Focused Organisation 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 is Director of the Program Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines and Chair 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.

A highly accomplished individual, Antonio also has an MBA from the London Business School and a PhD in strategy, as well as being able to speak five languages fluently.

To book Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Antonio is known to cover the following topics:

  • Executing Strategy
  • Banking Mergers & Takeovers
  • Restructuring Financial Services Organisations
  • Integration
  • Thought Leader
  • Facilitator, Moderator
  • Inspirational

“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