Those who know Anthony “Tony” Petrello may describe him as a leader in his industry. One of the most powerful respected men in the oil and gas industry. Since he joined Nabors Industries in 1991, the company has risen to extreme heights, and is now the go to for every major oil or gas drilling company in the world. Tony Petrello currently holds three major titles at Nabors: Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and President. Nabors Industries works in every market in the world and is the top provider of oil and gas drilling equipment, offshore drilling equipment, drilling technology and the actual work force that manages the equipment and the process.
Tony Petrello joined Nabors Industries after a successful career in law. He holds a law degree from Harvard and also obtained a bachelors and masters degree in Mathematics from Yale. His college roommate describes him as an incredibly astute man – consistently focused on his studies and incredibly driven. At Nabors, Tony Petrello success has been a skyrocket of a story. He served the company as both Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating officer for over two decades, from 1991 to 2001. This lengthy role is a testament to how driven Petrello is.
In his personal life, he is known as a philanthropist and a giver to his community. Tony Petrello married his college sweetheart Cynthia and the two had a child, Carena. Carena was born with a series neurological disease called periventricular leukomalacia or PVL. Tony and Cynthia Petrello then dedicated themselves wholeheartedly to contribute to the research and care of children that have neurological illnesses. The couple are one of the largest donors to Texas Children’s hospital’s Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, which focuses a large part of its efforts on research to help children that are born with neurological issues.
They have donated over six million dollars and also volunteer their time and talents to help Texas Children’s Institute thrive. Tony Petrello sits on the board of Texas Children’s Institute, where he utilizes his leadership skills and sharp mind for business to benefit the Institute’s goals.
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