Anthony Petrello was elected to the Nabors Board of Directors and the Executive Committee in 1991. He has filled various roles at Nabors, including President and Chief Operating Officer from 1991 to October 2011. He has been the Deputy Chairman since 2003 and President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2011. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board since June 2012. Among his duties are providing strategic planning initiative, which allows Nabors to compete and adapt in an ever-changing industry.
Petrello earned his J.D. degree at Harvard Law School. He holds a B.S and an M.S degree in Mathematics from Yale University. He was with the law firm Baker & McKenzie from 1979-1991, where he focused on international arbitration, taxation, and general corporate law. Petrello held a position as the firm’s Managing Partner in the New York office from 1986-1991.
In addition to his duties at Nabors, Petrello is involved with Texas Children’s Hospital. Specifically, the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia’s daughter, Carena, was born 24 weeks early with a neurological condition known as periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). Carena developed cerebral palsy as a result of the condition, which impaired her motor skills and caused developmental delays. Anthony and Cynthia Petrello are committed to the innovative research performed at Texas Children’s Hospital. The Petrellos have generously donated $5 million to the Hospital to fund research and help other children.
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