While Anthony Petrello does not come from oil and has never worked on an oil rig, he has successfully ran a company for decades that owns over 500 oil rigs across the world. In fact, under his leadership and management Nabors Industry has seen a soaring share price increase of over 180%, leaving shareholders incredibly pleased with his leadership style and vision for Nabors. In addition to his role as CEO and President, he contributes to Nabors’ continued growth by utilizing his skill set for business development to work in a strategic role with the leadership team. He does this outside of his many commitments and also finds time to work as a Director for promising companies within the same vertical.
His well-known drive, motivation and business savvy has put him on a path to leadership even in his early years. He started his education on the fast track gaining a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from Harvard University before gaining a Law Degree from Yale University. He married his college sweetheart, who was a former actress and the two moved from New York to Houston in 1991 when he first started his long term career with Nabors.
From Law to the Oil Industry
Before he started his career at Nabors Industries, Anthony Petrello has a successful career managing a law firm at a prestigious New York office. At that firm he worked on general corporate law as well as arbitration and had Nabors as a client. Nabors saw incredible potential in him and eventually wooed him to work for them.
Anthony Petrello held a series of positions at Nabors Industries prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer including Chief Operations Officer. Since he started he has always been a leader of the company’s Board.
A Commitment to Neurological Research
Not only was Texas Children’s Hospital the right choice for the work they wanted to do, but Anthony Petrello found kinship among like minded people who wanted to make a difference in the medical community. It likely does not need to be said but Texas has a great deal of exceptionally wealthy people and many of them are highly philanthropic and wish to give back. It was among these people that Anthony Petrello created a network to back the Texas Children’s Hospital.
The vision was to create a leading institution that had the technology, leading talent and experience to truly delve into what caused neurological conditions in children and to take active steps toward working towards a cure.