In 1991, Tony Petrello was named to the Nabors Board of Directors. Realizing Petrello’s potential, Nabors also elected him to the Executive Committee. Since joining Nabors, Petrello has moved from position to position, bettering himself and the company at the same time. From 1991 to present day, Tony Petrello has held several Chairman, President, and Executive positions. Petrello also has responsibilities other than operating functions. He plays a major role in providing strategic planning that allows the company to be successful and adapt to its dynamic, competitive market.
Looking at Petrello now, it would be nearly impossible to guess where he got his start in life. After graduating from high school, Anthony Petrello earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. His original career plan was to be a New York lawyer. As a backup plan, he also pursued B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Yale University. Shortly after earning his degrees, Anthony Petrello began working at a law firm, Baker & McKenzie. His focus was international arbitration, taxation, and general corporate law. Prior to his resignation, he was named Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office.
Petrello’s current company, Nabors Industries Ltd., is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. The company offered Petrello a more lucrative deal than his former firm could. Petrello would have more global influence and be allowed to use his mathematic skills more often. Having worked at a law firm that dealt with international businesses, Petrello had a leg up on the competition. The company is a drilling contractor that operates inland in several countries. The company also provides offshore oil platforms with drilling servicing. The company drills for S&P 500 oil, natural gas, and geothermal sources.
During his stint as a lawyer, Petrello developed a passion for helping those in need. His most passionate philanthropy is helping children with illnesses. Currently, Anthony Petrello is still a sitting member of the Board of Trustees of Texas Children’s Hospital. Although he gets pleasure from his professional career, he gets something special from helping charitable organizations that help sick kids.
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