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Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez


Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the world’s leading champion of project management.  He is the creator of the concept Projects Inc., which argues that project management is the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.

Antonio is Director of the Program Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines and past 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 of a company-wide project selection and prioritization process for a portfolio of 150. 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.

He is author of the bestselling The Focused Organization; has taught at leading business schools (including Duke CE, Stanford, and IE Business School); and is a much in demand speaker at events worldwide.

Born in Madrid, Spain, and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States, Antonio has an MBA from London Business School and is fluent in six languages.