Antonio Nieto-Rodríguez



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Antonio Nieto-Rodríguez has been recently awarded the title of Thinker of the Month by the prestigious Thinkers50, who identifies the most influential management thinkers in the world, including Michael Porter, Clayton Christensen, Rita McGrath.

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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, 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.

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.

He is a much in demand speaker at events worldwide. Over the past 15 years Antonio Nieto-Rodríguez has presented at more than 160 conferences around the world, regularly evaluated as the best speaker. European Business Summit, Strategy Leaders Forum, Gartner Summit, TEDx, and EU Cohesion Policy Conference with EU President Donald Tusk; are some of the events he has delivered inspirational keynotes.

He is the author of the best-selling book “The Focused Organization” and has been a visiting professor for the past decade in leading business schools, including Duke CEInstituto de EmpresaSolvay Business SchoolVlerick, and Skolkovo.

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.

Born in Madrid, Spain, and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States, Antonio Nieto-Rodríguez is an Economists and has an MBA from London Business School, currently pursuing a PhD in Strategy and is fluent in five languages.

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Successful M&As - GROWTH

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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.

The Focused Organization.

Improving top’s management Focus


Most aptly named The Focused Organization, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez’ book discusses how fewer, more effectively elected and managed projects are the key to strategy execution and long-term success and how project management is a key in this process.

Organizations that focus on just a few key initiatives are able to perform significantly better than organizations trying to achieve too many objectives. This focused approach not only impacts organizations financially but also assists them in achieving strategic objectives, motivating staff and in this way resulting in profitable organizations.

The Focused Organization.