Commonly referred to as Tony, Anthony G. Petrello is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Nabors Industries, the largest natural gas and geothermal gas drilling company globally. Tony was a student at Harvard Law School where he got his J.D. and Yale University where he obtained a B.S. and M.S. in Math. He kick-started his law career working with Baker & McKenzie before moving to Nabors Industries.
Nabors is located in Hamilton, Bermuda, but operates in several other distributed areas which include the United States, Middles East, Far East, and Africa. Anthony has played a significant part in the development and success of the company. He was hired in 1991 and was made Deputy Chairman, President, and Chief Operating Officer of the company. Since then, Nabors has been able to exhibit tremendous growth. Just one year into his position, the company’s penny stalk had been boosted ten times, reviving the company’s diminishing state.
Anthony has been in charge of Nabors and its subsidiary from 2012. He has grown through the ranks from being the Chief Operating Officer in 1991 to being Deputy Chairman between 2003-2012 and later directing the whole operation to date. Nabors Industries is currently in operation in over 20 nations performing onshore drilling. In North America, the company offers not only onshore well-servicing but also offshore oil platforms. Nabors fully supports these operations and has ensured that there is well- servicing operations for both onshore and offshore drilling.
Other than his great accomplishments in Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello has exhibited philanthropic works to the society, especially in the medical sector. He got inspiration right at his doorstep. Anthony and his wife Cynthia had a hard time knowing what exactly was to be done about their daughter Carena’s sickness. At a tender age, Carena had periventricular leukomalacia which is common to prematurely born babies. This greatly affected her normal childhood development.
From that time, Anthony and his wife swore to fight for their daughter and other unfortunate children. This drove Petrello to take an interest in neurological diseases and offering financial support to the Texas Children’s Hospital. He donated about $7 million to the hospital to boost the neurological research center and to help other children regain their smiles back. He is not only of help financially but also part of the Hospital’s Board of Trustees. Despite achieving a lot in his lifetime, Tony has not stopped his pursuit to help bring back sanity to the society both in his profession and personal life.