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Antonio Neito Rodreguez

World Champion in Project Management | Thinkers50 | Director PMO | PMI Past Chair | Professor | Author | Executive Coach
Senior Consultant

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the global champion of project management. He has transformed project management into one of the central issues on every CEO’s 2030 agenda. He is the creator of concepts such as the Hierarchy of Purpose featured by Harvard Business Review, or the Project Revolution; which argues that Projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.

Antonio's research and global impact in modern management has been recognized by Thinkers50 with the prestigious award "Ideas into Practice" and is ranked #17 in the global gurus Top 30 list. He is part of Marshall Goldsmith 100 coaches.


Antonio was the global Chairman of the Project Management Institute in 2016 and co-founder of a global movement – the Brightline Initiative.

A pioneer and leading authority in teaching and coaching senior executives the art and science of strategy execution and project management. Currently visiting professor at Duke CE, Instituto de Empresa, Solvay, Vlerick, Ecole des Ponts and Skolkovo. 


He is the author of "Lead Successful Projects" (Penguin, 2019), “The Project Revolution” (LID, 2019). and “The Focused Organization” (Taylor&Francis, 2014). ), and contributed to four other books.

A much-in-demand speaker, Antonio has presented at more than 200 conferences over the past 15 years, regularly evaluated as the best speaker.

He is Director of the Program Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines. 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 acquisition of ABN AMBRO, the largest in financial service history. He also worked for ten years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, becoming the global lead practitioner for project and change management.

Antonio is an Economists; has an MBA from London Business School; and Insead's International Director Program. He is fluent in five languages.