Tony Petrello, who is the CEO of Nabors Industries, Ltd., has earned many accolades over the years for his astute knowledge concerning mathematics, law, and computer science. Tony Petrello has made real progress over the years concerning business expansion and strategic moves while the acting CEO at Nabors Industries Ltd. Nabors Industries is an international company that focuses on geothermal and natural gas drilling services. Nabors Industries’ corporate headquarters is based in Hamilton, Bermuda, while Nabors’ executives are currently situated in Houston, Texas. Nabors Industries is a firm that is recognized for having the world’s largest group of land-based drilling rigs. Nabors Industries was initially called Anglo Energy, Ltd., a company that was founded in 1968.
Before taking the helm as CEO of Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello worked as a lawyer for many years. As a lawyer, Mr. Petrello practiced international arbitration, corporate law, and taxation. Beginning in 1986, Mr. Petrello was managing partner at Baker & McKenzie’s law firm, which was located in New York. In 1991, Mr. Petrello accepted a position on Nabors’ board of directors. Tony Petrello replaced Eugene Isenberg in October 2011; then he became the chairman of the board in 2012.
Anthony Petrello used his law degree to help propel himself to a zenith of corporate achievements as CEO of Nabors Industries. Mr. Petrello joined Nabors Industries in 1991 as their Chief Operating Officer (COO). Petrello has also been the Director of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC, the Hilcorp Energy Company as well as the Director of MediaOnDemand.com. Petrello is also the current Director of Texas Children’s Hospital.
In addition to being a Director of hospitals the Petrello and his wife support, the Petrellos believe firmly in giving back through philanthropy. Petrello — in 2006 — pledged at least 150 thousand dollars to fund an endowment for graduates of Princeton. The idea was to assist those Princeton graduates who were planning to start a business or choose entrepreneurship.
In addition to the 150 thousand dollars that Petrello gave, he said that he would match any other donations of his original amount. This endowment was created to honor Petrello’s friend, mentor, a genius mathematician and Yale teacher, Serge Lang.
Regarding Petrello’s educational résumé, it is quite impressive. He earned a bachelor’s degree from not only Yale but also a master’s degree there as well. Concerning the law milieu, while attended Harvard University Petrello earned a Juris Doctor.