The success story of Tony Petrello can be attributed to his creative thinking, consistency and hard work. Tony serves as the President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries Ltd. Nabors Industries is a leading geothermal and natural gas drilling company located in Hamilton, Bermuda. The company owns approximately 1,050 rigs that offer high-paying jobs to over 100,000 workers. Nabors also provides the best innovative technologies for drilling services to oil and gas markets in the United States, Middle East, and Africa.
Tony The Remarkable Student
Mr. Petrello attended public schools where he grew up in Newark, New Jersey. During his high school years, he was well-known in his hometown for his unique math abilities. As a result, Yale University awarded him a scholarship and an opportunity to be mentored by Serge Lang, a brilliant professor, mathematician, and author. At Yale, Tony received his MS and BS degrees in Mathematics. However, after his graduating, Tony shifted his focus from mathematics to law and enrolled in Harvard Law School to attain a Juris Doctor degree.
About Tony Petrello
In 1979, Mr. Petrello began his career at the Baker & McKenzie, a major and leading American law firm. During his time there, he specialized in business law, arbitration and taxation. In 1986, he progressed and became a managing partner of the law firm’s New York division. At Baker & McKenzie, Tony Petrello worked with a client named Nabors Industries, a large drilling oil, and natural gas company. The managers at Nabors were quite impressed by Tony’s workmanship that they hired him. Tony Petrello’s leadership skills at Nabors has been top-notch, and in 1993 he facilitated a direct 32 million dollar purchase of a firm known as Grace Drilling. In 2015, Tony became one of the highest-paid Chief Executive officers in the United States.
Apart from his duties at Nabors, Tony Petrello has been a director at MediaOnDemand.com and currently serves as a director of Hilcorp Energy Company and Stewart & Stevenson. Petrello is also an extraordinary philanthropist and assists children with neurological disorders. He seats on the board of trustees of the Texas Children’s Hospital and has donated 7 million dollars. The hospital used this contribution towards the construction of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute which is mainly dedicated to pediatric neurological care. The Institute offers treatment to children and countless families across the country and the world.