Anthony “Tony” Petrello is the current CEO and President of Nabors Industry. Petrello earned both a/ Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Yale University. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University. After graduation, he worked for the law firm of Baker & McKenzie where he focused on international arbitration, taxation, and general corporate law. He served as managing partner of the firm’s New York office for five years until his resignation, when he started working for Nabors Industries.
Petrello was elected to the Nabors Board of Directors and the executive committee of the board when he joined the company in 1991. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1991 to 2011 and Deputy Chairman since 2003. In 2011, he became the Chief Executive Officer and President of the company. In 2012, he also became Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board. In addition to all his titles, Petrello provides strategic planning and direction to the company that enables them to be successful and adapt in the ever changing and competitive oil and gas drilling industry.
Anthony Petrello is also a philanthropist and involved in many different charitable organizations. One of those organizations is the Texas Children’s Hospital, where he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. He is vocal in his advocacy for research and clinical programs for the needs of children that have been diagnosed with neurological disorders.
Anthony Petrello and his wife Cynthia has pledged millions of dollars to the hospital to help research and find cures for these children. He has been inspired by the personal adversity that he has experienced in his own personal life. His own daughter faces a neurological condition that she has had since birth. His daughter was born at only twenty four weeks old and was diagnosed with a neurological disorder common in premature infants. As a result, she developed cerebral palsy and other developmental delay issues. The Petrellos are dedicated to finding answers for their daughter and other children with similar disabilities and disorders.
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