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Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

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Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez
is the head of Transversal Portfolio Management and in charge of the entire portfolio and project management practices at BNP Paribas Fortis. In addition to being member of the board of the London Business School Alumni in Belgium, he also holds a membership with the PMI Belgium Chapter board and was a founding member of the PMI EMEA Corporate Networking Group.

Prior to his current role as Transversal Portfolio Manager, Mr. Nieto-Rodriguez was the head of post-merger integration at Fortis Bank, leading what was the largest takeover in the financial service history: the acquisition of ABN AMRO. Before that, he worked for 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior manager, becoming the global lead practitioner for project management.

The author of the book The Focused Organization, Mr. Nieto-Rodriguez has been featured in several magazines, including PM Network®, Strategy Business Review and The Economist. He is also the author of the white paper “Boosting Business Performance through Programme and Project Management”, which was written after he conducted one of the first global project management maturity surveys.

Mr. Nieto-Rodriguez is a professor of project management for MBA students at SolvayBusinessSchool in Brussels, and is a regular keynote speaker at large international events where he speaks on the strategic value of project management; he is often voted as ‘best speaker’. Mr. Nieto-Rodriguez undertook undergraduate studies in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States and has a university degree in economics from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. He has an MBA from LondonBusinessSchool and is fluent in Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Italian and German. As a hobby, Mr. Nieto-Rodriguez teaches business students and convinces senior leaders about the value of project management, positioning project management as a key management concept for executing organizations strategies.


Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook (HBR 2021)

Lead Successful Projects (Penguin 2019)

The Project Revolution” (LID, 2019)

The Focused Organization (Taylor & Francis 2014)

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