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Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is a practitioner, pioneer and world’s leading champion of project management and its universal applications. He argues that project management is the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.

“My biggest competitive advantage is that I combine my ‘thinking’ activities with a full time job as senior executive in one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, which allows me to see which of the ideas and concepts I develop work in reality. No other ‘thinker’ I know dares, or is able, to have this combination.  They are academics, consultants or retired executives, whose concepts often are based on a new buzz, but which only scratch the surface and don’t bring any sustainable improvements to organizations. Einstein used to say: ‘In theory, theory and practice are the same, in practice they are not’. This applies very well to management theories.”

He is an acclaimed professor at several leading Business Schools, director of the Program Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines and past chair of the Project Management Institute, and author of the bestselling The Focused Organization.

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.


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