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Vlerick Business School Executive Education


Interview with Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez at the European Business Forum 2017 in ODEON, Odense
ANTONIO NIETO-RODRÍGUEZ - Thinkers50 Europe - Culture and Project


Vlerick Business School Executive Education
Independent Project Management Expert

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is a 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. Antonio 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.

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. Antonio is Director of the Program Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines and Chairman 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. Born in Madrid, Spain, and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States, Antonio is an Economist and has an MBA from London Business School. He is fluent in five languages. Key Topics:  Project Management  Transformation Change Implementation  Strategic Implementation  Strategic Projects  Corporate Governance

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