Tony Petrello serves as the chief executive officer of Nabors Industries Ltd. He has been the company’s president since 1992. Petrello also serves as the chairman of the board for the Hamilton, Bermuda-based Company. Nabors Industries is the biggest geothermal and gas drilling contractor in the world. The entity operates in the United States, Middle East, Far East, and Africa. Petrello has played an important role in the growth of Nabors Industries that originally started as Anglo Energy in 1968.He started working for Nabors Industries in 1991. He joined the firm as the chief operating officer before being promoted in the following year. In 2003, he started working as the deputy chairman of Nabors Industries. He served in this position until 2012. Petrello became the CEO of the company in 2011. Since 2012, he has been serving as the chairman of the board of Nabors Industries.
In an article published on the Daily Beast, Tony’s college roommate, Lloyd Grove noted that Anthony Petrello was a public-school scholarship kid. He came from a working class family in Newark. He ended up being a math whiz. Regularly, Tony was writing proofs to arcane theorems on the cafeteria’s napkins. At 18, Petrello was operating at a genius level and became a protégé of professor Serge Lang, a world-renowned mathematician.Tony Petrello is an alumnus of both Yale University and Harvard University. He graduated with a BS and MS degrees in mathematics from the renowned Yale University.
Petrello pursued his J.D degree at Harvard University. His career started in 1979 when he began working at a revered law firm, Becker & McKenzie. He served at the law firm’s New York office as a managing partner from 1986 to 1991.Petrello is a member of the board of trustees for Texas Children’s Hospital. He is an advocate for clinical programs that seeks to address children’s needs, especially those with neurological disorders. Starting in 2011, Petrello has been a director of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC. In addition, he served as MediaOnDemand.com’s director. His compensation for FY 2015 was $27,512,939. His salary was $1,580,077 while his bonus was $7,727,000. In the same year, he received $16,863,656 as stock and $1,342,206 in other compensations.