Anthony Petrello is the CEO of Nabors Industries. Nabors industries is an oil drilling firm that operates and owns the largest land based drilling fleet in the world. Nabors is also a leading provider of offshore rigs both in the United States and numerous International markets.
Anthony Petrello was previously with the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, a law firm that focused primarily on International arbitration and general corporate law. He was also a managing partner at the firm in the New York office from 1986 until 1991.
Anthony Petrello received his Juris Docorate degree from Harvard Law School. His law school experience has served him well in the knowledge needed to help any company he has been a part of to succeed in business and stay current.
Tony Petrello started his college career at Yale University. He received his bachelor’s of science and his master’s of science degree from Yale in mathematics. He then went on to Harvard Law School and received his Juris Doctorate degree.
Mr. Petrello also serves at Stewart and Stevenson LLC as the director. He is also the director of Hilcorp Energy company.
Anthony Petrello rose to the board of directors at Nabors very quickly once he joined the company in 1991. His previous employment at Baker & McKenzie’s Law Firm possibly had a good influence helping him get to the board of directors at Nabors. At the law firm he specialized in corporate taxes and this knowledge that he acquired would help him on the board of directors.
Additionally he was elected to the executive committee of the board too. He was the CEO and President until the year 2001. He also has additional responsibilities such as helping Nabors with strategic planning for the company that gives the company the direction it needs to have in order to be competitive in a dynamic market. He has also helped the company’s stock price climb up by 180%.
Anthony Petrello is also a known philanthropist. Most notably his philanthropy is targeted to the medical community. He also has a daughter with a neurological disability and this has empowered him to not only try to find answers for her but for all children that have her condition. Mr Petrello has contributed millions of dollars to the Neurological Research Institute of the Texas Children’s Hospital. He pledged over 7 million and also was the finance committee chair to help build the center. This ultimately raised more than $250 million for the center. For all this philanthropic service Anthony Petrello received the Woodrow Wilson award for public service excellence in 2001
Anthony Petrello has been referred to as one of the richest and most powerful men in Houston. Although he is the head of a internationally well known and lucrative company he weilds his power responsibly. He has not forgotten the community and he is a well-known philanthropist and all-around great man; with the intelligence and the fortitude to accomplish more than most can hope to in a lifetime.