Who is Anthony Petrello?
For someone who doesn’t know Anthony Petrello, hearing his name for the first time would not mesmerize you or even invoke any curiosity at all. If anything, his name would pass for any other Tom, Dick and Harry, except that he is not that ordinary boy next door. Anthony Petrello is the Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries Limited, a Bermuda based company, that has its main offices situated in Houston. Nabors Industries is a leading oil and natural gas drilling firm.
Despite the fact that he does not grace our televisions screens every day or every now and then, Petrello is one of the most significant corporate figures in the United States. He is an astute manager, business strategist and a shrewd business man. His business acumen is quite enviable.Despite earning a six figure salary, and being one of the top most paid CEO’s in America, Anthony remains honest, down to earth and deserving of all what he earns. For more info about us: http://www.nabors.com/about-nabors/board-of-directors click here.
From humble beginnings
Petrello was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He didn’t hail from that opulent home neither did he have a trust fund nor the best tutors at his beck and call. He came from a middle class family and had to burn the midnight oil to get to the top. He was quite an ardent student, a mathematics genius to be precise. Anthony was brought up in Newark, an Italian neighborhood in New Jersey, which is known for advocating for strong work ethics. This must have heavily impacted on Tony as he grew up.
Despite attending poorly resourced public schools, his dreams to become a mathematician were not thwarted. His hard work paid off when he was admitted at the prestigious Harvard University for his undergraduate. He later excelled at Yale with BS and MS degrees in mathematics. The school awarded his efforts by granting him a full scholarship. It is at this juncture where he decided to pursue his passion for law.
Tonys’ career life
After school Petrello, joined Baker & McKenzie a law firm in 1979. Relentless he was in his work such that he became a managing partner of the firm’s New York office from 1986 to 1991, when he joined the renowned Nabors Industries as the Chief Operating Officer. He steadily rose above the ranks to become the president of the company in 1992 and the Chief Executive Officer in 2012, a position he has held since.
Other positions Tony serves
Being a man of many caps, Tony serves as Director of Stewart & Stevenson LLC. He also was the Director of MediaOnDemand.com, and is currently serving as the Director of Texas Children’s Hospital.
Surely, hard work never goes unrewarded. Tony is living proof of this averment, as his sixty million dollars plus annual cheque tells it all. His sacrifice paid off as he has it all. Not to forget that he also married his college sweetheart. What more could a man want?