Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Professor Instituto de Empresa, Director Global Head of Global PMO

Antonio Nieto-RodriguezProf. Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez currently works as Director Head of PMO at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines. Previously he worked in the banking sector, for BNP Paribas Fortis, where he implemented Project Portfolio Management practices to help the Executive Committee select, prioritize and execute 150+ projects and a budget of 100 mio euro yearly.

Prior to that he was Head of Post Merger Integration, leading the largest takeover in the financial service history: the acquisition of ABN AMRO.

During 1997 and 2007 he worked as senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, becoming the global lead practitioner for project management.

Chair of Project Management Institute [PMI] Board of Directors

In 2013 Antonio was elected as Chair of Project Management Institute Board of Directors, the largest project management association in the world. Currently he is the Chairman of the PMI Board.

Antonio authors articles in business magazines, including Strategy Business Review, Singapore Management Institute, PM Journal, PM Network® and The Economist.  In 2012 he published the book “The Focused Organization” to help organisations improve the way they manage their strategic initiatives and increase their focus.


Born in Madrid, undertook undergraduate studies in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States. He has a degree in economics and an MBA from London Business School.

Academic & Speaker

In parallel, Antonio has developed a career in academia: teaching and delivering executive programs to leaders of more than 30 multinationals. He is visiting professor at the #1 executive education school in the world, Duke CE, and other leading business schools such as Instituto de Empresa, Skolkova and Vlerick.

Antonio is also a seasoned keynote speaker (TeDx; London Speaker Bureau) at international events where he speaks on the strategic value of project management. This year he participated in the leading Strategy Conference in the Middle East together with Bob Kaplan, founder of the Balanced Scorecard.

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Twitter:                  @ANietoRodriguez
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