Anthony Petrello; One Of The Top CEOs In The World

Anthony Petrello is the CEO, president, and chairman of Nabors Industries. Nabors was founded in 1986. It is the largest drilling contractor in the world. Petrello attended Yale University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Mathematics. Petrello went on to earn a J.D from Harvard Law School.

Petrello started his career as a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie after completing school. His work at the firm comprised of taxation, corporate law, and arbitration. He was promoted to managing partner of the New York office after seven years at the enterprise. Petrello was appointed the president and chief operating officer of Nabors Industries after he resigned from the law firm in 1991. This coincided with his election to the executive committee and the board of directors. He was promoted to CEO in 2011. Petrello was appointed the chair of the board a year later.

Petrello is the director of Hilcorp Energy Company and Stewart & Stevenson LLC. Petrello is a Trustee of the Texas Children Hospital. He has been heavily involved in its activities. Tony Petrello and his wife pledged a commitment of $7 million to go to the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. The funds will go into conducting translational research at the institute that is located at the Texas Children’s Hospital. Their daughter known as Carena developed cerebral palsy because of a neurological disease caused by lack of oxygen in the brain. The couple has seen first-hand benefits of the treatment. Their daughter has shown progress.

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