Tony G. Petrello is among the most accomplished attorneys and entrepreneurs in the US. He is currently the CEO, President, and Board Chairman of Nabors Industries Ltd, an oil and gas exploration company with interests in North America, Africa, and the Middle and Far East. Since joining the company’s board in 1991, Tony has been the brainchild behind some of the strategic ideas that have helped the firm to gain a footprint in the oil industry.
Tony’s legal corporate career has been incredible to say the least. Before joining Nabors, he was a successful legal practitioner at Baker & McKenzie where he was a partner for 12 years. Here, he was tasked with the role of overseeing the taxation, general corporate law, and commercial litigation departments. He performed his duty amicably, something that made him to be recognized headhunted by Nabors. Mr. Petrello studied laws at the prestigious Harvard Law School. He similarly graduated with a master’s degree in mathematics from Yale University.
Apart from his role at Nabors Industries Ltd, Tony is a board member of various organizations including Texas Children’s Hospital, Stewart & Stevenson, and Hilcorp Energy Corporation. His appointment to the Texas Children’s Hospital board of trustees was not a surprise since throughout his career, he has been dedicated to funding research programs that address the needs of children suffering from neurological disorders.
Tony’s Nabors Career
When Tony Petrello joined Nabors, he initially served as the CFO and president for a period of twenty years. He was also the firm’s vice chairman. In 2011, he was promoted to the position of board chair and CEO. Since then, he has helped Nabors to consolidate its reputation as a major player in the global energy market. Besides overseeing all operations, he is also in charge of strategic planning.
Under Tony’s leadership, Nabors has grown in leaps and bounds. The highlight of his career has been ensuring that the firm gets listed at the New York Stock Exchange. Besides this, Mr. Petrello has helped streamline Nabors’ operations, something that has made the firm to achieve sustained profitability. Mr. Petrello is also an avid humanitarian. He supports numerous charities in Texas and beyond.
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