Anthony G. Petrello, famously known as Tony, is the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chair of the Board and Executive Committee of Nobars Industries Inc and its subsidiaries. Founded in 1968 as Anglo Energy, Nabors Industries, currently based in Hamilton, Bermuda, owns and operates the best land-based drilling rig fleet in the world and is a leading contractor of offshore drilling rigs in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East.
In addition to graduating from the Harvard Law School, one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University, with a Juris Doctor (J.D) degree, Anthony Petrello is also a graduate of Yale University where earned his BS and MS degrees in Mathematics. His career journey begun in 1979 when he joined Baker and McKenzie law firm. In the year 1986 to 1991, he served as the Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office.
Anthony Petrello later joined Nabors Industries in 1991 as the Chief Operating Officer, a position he held for a year before being promoted to the President of the company in 1992. In 2003, he became the Deputy Chair of Nabors Industries, and he held the position until 2012 when he was appointed the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of the Nabors Industries.
Since February 2011, Petrello has served in other numerous positions such as the Director of MediaOnDemand.com. He currently serves as the Director of Texas Children’s Hospital, Steward and Stevenson, LLC, and Hilcorp Energy Company. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Texas Children’s Hospital, Inc and an advocate for research and clinical programs, which address the needs of children with neurological disorders. Petrello donated $5 million to Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.
For the fiscal year 2015, Anthony Petrello’s total compensation was $27,512,939.