Tony Petrello is the chief executive officer and president of Nabors Industries, one of the largest oil and gas drilling contractors in the world. In 1991, he was elected to the company’s board of directors and executive committee. Tony served as the deputy chairman of the corporation from 2003. In October 2011, the executive assumed his roles as the president and CEO. Besides his executive duties, Tony offers strategic planning services that enable the company to adapt and thrive in the dynamic market environment. Nabors Industries Ltd operates in the United States, Africa, Middle East and Far East.
Before joining Nabors, Tony worked for Baker & McKenzie, a respected law firm, from 1979 to 1991. His practice zeroed in on taxation, international arbitration, and general corporate law. Tony served as a managing partner of the law firm’s New York office from 1986 to 1991. He also worked for Stewart & Stevenson LLC and Hilcorp Energy Company as the director. Additionally, Tony is a well-known philanthropist working for Texas Children’s Hospital as a member of the board of trustees. He is an advocate for clinical and research programs that seek to address the needs of children suffering from neurological disorders.
Tony’s has been passionate about supporting children diagnosed with neurological disorders considering that his daughter developed this condition at a tender age. This made him and his wife to invest in finding solutions to childhood neurological diseases. The couple conceived the idea for an institute dedicated to researching the causes of neurological problems among children at the Texas Children’s Hospital. They began this journey by making a commitment to donate $7 million with the help of their friends. Tony’s focus is to see the center become the leading institution in changing the lives of many children suffering from neurological diseases.
The transformative leader has a sound educational background. Tony earned his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree and earned his Master of Science degree in Mathematics from Yale University. Tony began his professional career in 1976. Over the years, he has since worked for different organizations, holding a broad range of positions. Through Tony’s visionary leadership, exceptional staff and cutting-edge technology,
Nabors Industries has continued to deliver world-class drilling services. The company values protection of environment and safety of its internal and external community while supporting educational and charitable activities. As they continue exploring new territories, Nabors Industries takes pride in innovation. The noble corporation seeks to grow as a technology leader in the oil and gas industry.