Anthony “Tony” Petrello is the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board at Nabors Industries. Nabors Industries is one of the world’s largest providers of contract equipment and labor forces to do tasks such as offshore drilling, land drilling, vertical drilling and more. The company also specializes in technology and works in every major global oil market currently in development. Nabors joined the company in 1991 after leaving a successful law career.
He worked with the prestigious law firm of Baker & McKenzie for over a decade before moving to work with Nabors. At Baked & McKenzie, he focused on international and corporate law as well as arbitration and taxation. He was quickly promoted to managing partner of the firm’s office in New York. Prior to that, Anthony Petrello earned a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Math from Yale Univeristy and then went on to gain a Law Degree from Harvard Law School.
His work with Nabors has been something of a lengend. Not only has he continually pushed the company forward, but he has striven to constantly ensure they stay at the forefront of new technology and software within the drilling industries. In addition to the three titles he holds (CEO, President and Chairman of the Board), Petrello also serves in a strategic role where he lends his business expertise to guide future projects.
In his outside work, Petrello works as a director of Stewart & Stevenson LLC as well as Hilcorp Energy. He and his wife Cynthia also work very closely on a philanthropic cause near to their hearts, the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Neurological Reserach Institute. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Hospital. Their goal is to help bring top of the line research to Texas Children’s Institute to help treat and research neurological ailments in children.
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