Anthony (Tony) Petrello has a different dream in that he is always advocating for mathematics, law, and charity. Petrello was one of the highest compensation CEOs in the U.S in 2015. Tony has experienced great success out of consistent hard work, natural gifts, and creative thinking.
In his early life, he was a remarkable student throughout his schooling life. He grew up in Newark, New Jersey where he attended public schools.At 18, Tony excelled in linear algebra and calculus because of his amazing math abilities. This success was recognized by Yale University who gave him a scholarship and a chance to be mentored by Serge Lang, an incredible professor, mathematician, and author.
He had an amazing personality at the University. Tony Petrello graduated from Yale with a B.S and M.S degrees in Mathematics. Later, Petrello joined Harvard Law School and graduated with a J.D.
Tony joined Baker $ McKenzie in 1979 which is a famous American law firm. At the company, Tony specialized in business law more so arbitration and taxation. Petrello became a managing partner of its New York branch. At Baker $ McKenzie, Anthony worked with a client called Nabors Industries, an oil and natural gas drilling company on land. Nabors Industries managers were so impressed with his work and consulted if they can hire him. With this step, the mathematician who turned to a lawyer was entering the business globe.
In 1991, the new business executive started working at Nabors Industries as Chief Operating Officer. The same year, he became a member of the board of directors and board of executives. With his hard work and skills, in 1992, Tony became Nabor’s president. In all the positions, he saw the company through many achievements, for example, he helped direct a $ 32 million purchase of a firm, Grace Drilling, in 1993.
As from October 2011, Tony has been serving as the CEO at Nabors Industries. He was also made the chairman of both the board of directors and the board of executive committee. Under his leadership, Nabors Industries has experienced notable growth. Other than working at Nabors, Tony has been a director at MediaOnDemand.com, and currently, he is a director of Hilcorp Energy Company. Also, he has been a director at Stewart $ Stevenson.
He also has inspiring charitable acts such as when he donated $ 7 million to Texas Children’s Hospital for neurological patients. Tony is passionate about helping the society and taking Nabors to the next level.