Tony Petrello is best known for his dynamic leadership and business skills and his rise within Nabors Industries. He has had a meteoric rise within the company. He started out as a lawyer. Tony Petrello working at prestigious Baker and McKenzie, where he worked on tax law and international arbitration. He was promoted to run the company’s New York office. In 1991, he decided to move on and join the ranks of Nabors, as the company was in a massive growth phase. In 1991 he was elected to the board and the executive committee of Nabors and he served in the position for an incredible two decades – a very long commitment in a position so incredibly demanding. From there, he moved to work as Chief Executive Office and President and he also works currently in a strategic advisement capacity where he utilizes his business skills and regiment to help ensure Nabors stays the top company in oil and gas drilling. Tony Petrello has worked extremely hard to guide that success in a very hands on fashion, as that is his work style and it clearly is turning out great results. In 2014 he warned over $60 million for his efforts and was elected to a list of the world’s best bosses.
Nabors Industries is the global leader in drilling equipment, offshore drilling, specialty rigs and they are also known for technology adoption in a field that often remains stagnant. Nabors works with drillers across the globe and their technology highly trained crew sets them apart as the industry leader. He has been voted as one of the top Chief Executive Officers to watch and garnered over $15 million dollars in compensation for his business skills. Prior to working with Nabors, Tony Petrello earned many respected degrees: a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School as well as a bachelors degree and masters degree from Yale University in Mathematics.
Aside from his career and business success, Tony Petrello has helped guide many companies through his work on board seats. He guides up and coming dynamic companies such as Stewart and Stevenson and Hilcorp Energy.