Anthony Petrello has been a force in business since he graduated from Yale University with a degree in mathematics. He then went on to Harvard Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. Tony is remembered fondly at both Universities where he started on his life journey and more information click here.
At one point it was believed that Anthony Petrello would go on to Academia and become a teacher and researcher in mathematics. Indeed according to his old Yale roommate, Tony was somewhat of a prodigy in mathematics, something along the lines of Good Will Hunting. What Academia lost in promise and talent the business world gained.
Anthony Petrello went on to work at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie. He cut his teeth on the law there and practiced general corporate law, taxation and international arbitration. He was the managing partner at Baker & McKenzie from 1986 in the firm’s office in New York.
He resigned from Baker & McKenzie in 1991 when he joined Nabors Industries. Making the jump from a law firm to an international drilling corporation must have been a big deal but Anthony Petrello took it in stride. He has served as both the Chief Operating Officer and President of the company from 1991 to October of 2011.
Since 2011 until the present time he has changed up his strategy a bit in the company. Anthony has been serving as the Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee. These positions allow him to continue to direct and steer the company through a corporate environment that is both competitive and dynamic and learn more about Anthony.
Mr. Petrello also he also divides his time between a few other corporations such as Stewart and Stevenson LLC and Hilcorp Energy Company where he is the Director. However, Mr. Petrello does not give all of his attention to corporations he is also a serious advocate for the health of disabled children. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Texas Children’s Hospital. He and his wife have been strong advocates for research and development of medical programs that are needed to help children that have neurological disorders and resume him.