Anthony Petrello heads up Nabors Industries, one of the world’s leading oil and gas drilling contractors, providing services at drilling sites from the United States to the Far East. In addition to serving as Nabors’ chief executive, he is the President and Chairman of the Board.
A lawyer by training, Petrello began his career at Yale University, where he distinguished himself as a mathematics major, receiving his bachelor’s degree with honors. After staying at Yale for graduate school and earning a master’s in math, Petrello opted for a career in law. At Yale, he distinguished himself as a diligent student lawyer and graduated near the top of his class in 1978.
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For more than a decade, Petrello practiced corporate and tax law at a major New York law firm, where he eventually became Managing Partner. Besides his role at the energy giant, Petrello sits on the boards of a number of important firms, such as Stewart & Stevenson LLC and Hilcorp Energy Company. He also serves on the board of Texas Children’s Hospital and is internationally renowned as an advocate for children with neurological disorders.
Thanks to Petrello’s vision and leadership, Nabors has grown into a market leader since the executive was chosen as President and Chief Operating Officer in 1991. He became CEO of the company in 2003 and ushered in a decade of unprecedented expansion for Nabors. Although Petrello is proud of his accomplishments in business and law, he is humbled to help others through his efforts in philanthropy and advocacy.
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