Tony Petrello: Committed to Excellence, Effort, and Compassion

Tony Petrello’s first academic challenge began at Yale University where he earned a Bachelor’s and then a Master’s in mathematics. Many people would be satisfied at that point, but not Tony. He went on to add a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. Mr. Tony Petrello was a man with ambitions.

After wrapping himself in knowledge Tony’s career path and road to achievement began at the firm of Baker & McKenzie where he worked from 1979 to 1991. His focus was international arbitration, taxation, and corporate law. In 1986, the company made him Managing Partner of their New York Office, where he served until resigning.

Petrello then joined Nabors Industries Ltd, a company that operates the largest fleet of drilling rigs on the globe. They also provide offshore drilling equipment. Nabors operates on the leading edge of innovative technologies that drive their industry and Petrello was about to become a major player servicing the world’s most significant oil and gas markets.

The list of Tony’s leadership roles with Nabors is impressive:

  • President and Chief Operating Officer (1991-2011)
  • Deputy Chairman (2003-Present)
  • President and Chief Executive Officer (2011-Present)
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee Board as well as Chairman of the Board (2012-Present) and more information click here.

Proxy statements filed in 2015 place Anthony G. Petrello’s total compensation at $27,512,939. The amount includes salary, bonuses, stocks, and other miscellaneous pay and learn more about Tony.

Tony and his wife Cindy have a daughter named Carena who was at twenty-four weeks weighing twenty ounces. Carena has periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), a disease common to premature babies. PVL develops when in utero. Blood flow to the brain is restricted resulting in oxygen deprivation and Tony’s lacrosse camp.

The Petrello’s beautiful baby girl was facing a life of significant challenges, and in keeping with their character, they got busy. They learned about the disease and became active in the PVL research. They donated several million dollars, and Tony serves on the Board of Trustees at the Texas Children’s Hospital. The Petrello’s remain committed to doing everything they can to improve the lives of PVL victims and his Twitter.

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