Tony Petrello

Nabors Industries Ltd in Hamilton, Bermuda, is the largest geothermal and natural gas drilling, contractor. Tony Petrello holds some top positions at the company. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the company. He also chairs the sitting Board and the Executive Committee.

In his field CEOs and executives, not many have a story similar to his. He started off his career with a simple job in Newark, New Jersey. From his humble background, he has risen to be the head of a multi-national drilling company, Nabors.

Words cannot explain Tony’s success. In 2015, he was named the highest paid CEO in the United States, a time at which he was the CEO to Nabors. Tony’s success is a result of talent, persistent hard work, and a creative mind. He is a philanthropist who has given back to the community immensely. He has supported children with neurological disorders as one of his many projects.

Tony Petrello went to public schools in Newark, N.J., where he was raised. His passion for his favorite subjects in school and outspoken nature stood out most. He is often described as an extrovert by his friends. While in high school, Tony Petrello was well known for his excellent capabilities in mathematics. He would spend most of his time writing and solving mathematical problems. Yale University learned of his abilities and gave him a scholarship. That gave him a chance to work with Serge Lang, a well-known professor of mathematics.

Tony joined Harvard Law School soon after graduating with a BS and MS in Mathematics. For reasons best known to him, he chose law over mathematics. He graduated with Law degree in 1970’s and then joined the job market. In his first job at Baker & McKenzie, Tony practiced business law, particularly tax and arbitration bit. While at the job, Tony discovered his love for business. He later became the manager of the company’s New York Branch.

At Baker & McKenzie, Nabors was Tony’s client. His services to Nabors were impressive, and this caught the attention of the company heads. The managers made Tony an offer to join their company as an executive. He took up the deal and joined Nabors. He started off as the Chief Operations Officer and worked closely with the CEO. He then became the company’s president, and in 2011 he was named as the CEO. Under him, Nabors has made tremendous achievements.

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