Anthony G. Petrello is currently the chairman of the board, CEO, and president of Nabors Industries Ltd. Nabors Industries runs the largest land-based drilling rig fleet in the world. The company has offshore drilling rigs in multiple locations across the globe. Additionally, the firm also provides innovative technologies, performance tools, and directional drilling services to different oil and gas markets in the world.
Exemplary Leadership Skills
As the man at the helm of leadership at Nabors Industries, Anthony Petrello, also referred to as Tony Petrello, has played a crucial role in steering the company to where it is today. Using exemplary leadership skills and excellent business acumen, Mr. Petrello has guided his skilled team towards operational excellence while setting new standards and transforming the industry. With his in-depth knowledge and understanding of the natural gas industry, he has taken the firm through a steady phase of impressive growth in recent years. His vision for the company has seen Nabors Industries dominate the natural gas industry.
Before working as the CEO, Anthony Petrello worked as the Chief Operating Officer of Nabors Industries Ltd from 1991 to 2011. He has been the CEO of the firm since 2011. During his tenure, the company has not only increased its workforce, but it has also expanded to new markets across the globe. Mr. Petrello has served as the chairman of the board of Nabors Industries since June 2012. Anthony Petrello worked as the deputy chairman of the board between 2003 and 2012. As such, he made the natural choice for the position of CEO at the company when the opportunity presented itself in 2011. His extended stay at the company made him the perfect fit to steer the company forward since the company was facing tumultuous times in the industry.
Prior to joining Nabors Industries, Anthony Petrello worked at the law firm Baker & McKenzie where his role was the Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office. He previously served as a director at MediaOnDemand.com. Due to his exemplary leadership skills and experience, Anthony Petrello has been serving as a director at Stewart & Stevenson, LLC since 2011. In addition to this post, Mr. Petrello is a director of Texas Children’s Hospital Inc., which forms part of his philanthropic work.
Anthony Petrello pursued his education at two Ivy League schools. He attended Yale University for his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics before joining Harvard Law School to study for his J.D. degree. His education background has played into making him a top leader in the business community.