Anthony Petrello has many accomplishments to be proud of. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries Ltd., since 2011, and served as the Chief Operating Officer of Nabors Industries Ltd. from 1979 to 1991.
He is also Director of Texas Children’s Hospital, fundraising over $7 million for neurological research. Petrello has achieved a B.S. and M.S degree in mathematics from Yale University and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
Nabors, Founded in 1952, by Clair Nabors, began with successful drilling in Alaska. In 1974 Nabors was purchased by Anglo Energy, because of its success, but would eventually go bankrupt. Investors Marty Whitman and Eugene Isenberg were able to buy stock in the company and eventually gain control over the company. Changing the name back to Nabors, they grew the company globally and acquired new drilling companies that had a lot to offer Nabors. Nabors would also acquire drilling equipment companies that would be very successful. Today Nabors is one of the largest gas and oil drilling companies in the U.S.
Lloyd Grove, from the Daily Beast, wrote an article about Petrello, saying he was his freshman, college roommate. He remembered the humor Anthony Petrello exhibited, laughing easily at lunch time banter, and an absolute whiz at mathematics. Grove was surprised at the wealth Petrello had acquired throughout his career and the philanthropic contributions to the Texas Children’s Hospital. Although Grove finds himself just a little bit jealous of the success Petrello has found, it is clear, he is proud to have known him.