Anthony Petrello’s Unprecedented Academic Background and Career

Nabors Industries’ Anthony Petrello has many achievements to his name. He has had a successful career, and his success is an indication of a man armed with the right attitude in the industry.

Anthony started his career at the Baker&McKenzie law firm, a company specializing in business law. He became the managing partner of its New York division in 1986. It was at the company that he got a client by the name Nabors Industries, an oil and natural gas drilling company. The managers at Nabors were so impressed by his efforts and due diligence that they began lobbying to hire him.

Their efforts eventually paid off as the corporate attorney abandoned his legal career path for a new experience as a business executive in 1991. He joined Nabors Industries as the chief operating officer and was granted a slot on the board of directors in the same year. In 1992, he became the president of Nabors. While he held these positions, the firm’s growth was significant. In 2010, he facilitated a transaction that brought Superior Well Service under its corporate umbrella.

Tony Petrello climbed up the corporate ladder and became the chief executive officer of Nabors Industries in 2011. He is chairman of the board and its executive committee. During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum held in June 2017, the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Gazprom. In August 2017, Anthony agreed to acquire Tesco Corporation and soon after announced the acquisition of Robotic Drilling Systems from Odfjell Drilling, a company based in Norway. Currently, Nabors Industries operates in 25 countries.

About Anthony Petrello

Growing up in Newark, New Jersey, Anthony Petrello was a remarkable student. He was famous for his math’s ability in high school. His knowledge of the subject got him a scholarship at Yale University where he was privileged to be mentored by Serge Lang. He received a bachelors and master’s degree from the institution and met his wife, Cynthia, at Yale.

Upon graduating, he surprised everyone when he enrolled at Harvard Law School. His law degree is what forged his career path, as he never practiced mathematics. Other than working for Nabors Industries, he has been the director of MediaOnDemand.com and is currently a director at Hilcorp Energy Company and Stewart & Stevenson.

Antony is also a philanthropist. He donated $7million for the construction of a pediatric neurological care complex at Texas Children’s Hospital. He also uses his business acumen to fundraise for charities and support their causes.

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