Anthony Petrello, lovingly known as Tony, is one of the well-known names in the oil and drilling contractors industry. He is currently the CEO of Nabors Industries, the largest drilling contractor in the world and was elected to the position in 2012. Nabors Industries has its Headquarter in Houston, Texas but has operations spread across America, Asia, and Africa. Before that, he has also served as the President and Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Office in the company where he has been working since 1991.
Anthony Petrello completed his B.S. and M.S. degree in Mathematics from Yale University. He then went on to get a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School after which he joined Baker and McKenzie law firm where he worked till 1991 before joining Nabors Industries. During his college days at Yale, he was called a genius by one of his professors, Serge Land who is a world famous mathematician.
Through his hard work and professionalism, he has managed to inspire people who work with him. His long tenure with the Nabors Industries is one of the reasons for the company to become a leader in the oil drilling industry. Because of his foresightedness and strategic planning, he has managed to make a small company into one of the most profitable companies in the world in its segment.
Tony married his college girlfriend, Cynthia Carrafa after they completed their studies. She was an opera star and a producer and has style and class that attracted him to her. Anthony Petrello is a member of the Texas Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees and makes a generous donation to the neurological research center of the hospital. Their daughter, Carena, was born with cerebral palsy and since then, he has been supporting the research center for continuous efforts in finding cure and treatment for the disease to help his daughter and other children with the similar medical condition.
Tony Petrello’s success is attributed to his hard work and positive attitude. Going forward, he has many plans for Nabors Industries Inc and is currently working on many different projects across the globe.