When people first begin their careers, they envision growing professionally and getting promoted. However, being executives in top companies is usually not so clear cut to them. Especially, not if they were known to be the life of the party during their school days.
Anthony Petrello’s success story is no different. People who knew him well when he was in college can swear that he loved a good time. But they also don’t fail to point out that he was a math genius. That being the case, it was expected that he would have an easy time in the corporate industry but no one saw him being an executive of a top international company, coming.
Anthony Petrello, commonly known by his friends as Tony, serves as the CEO, president and chairman of Nabors. Subsequently he serves as a director of Hilcorp Energy Company and Stewart & Stevenson LLC. Tony has worked for Nabors since the year 1991. This was the same year he left Baker & McKenzie, where his career begin.
Tony graduated college in the year 1979. In that year, he acquired his master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Yale. His master’s degree only added on to his already great education background, bearing in mind that he had acquired his Juris Doctor from the Harvard University School of Law. Having accomplished his education goals, he was set out to take over the corporate world.
His first job was at a multinational law firm. He was assigned to Baker & McKenzie’s New York branch. Some seven years later he was promoted to be a managing partner for this branch. In the year 1991, he decided to leave his decorated law career and join the energy production industry. Here his potential would be maximally tapped. Being a math’s geek and having such extensive knowledge in the legal industry, he was destined to make it in this industry. He started working as the Chief Operations Officer at Nabors. He didn’t know that one day he would lead the company and its subsidiary. He was admitted to the board of directors and was even elected as deputy chairman. Moving forward, he became chairman and CEO of the company and five years ago he was elected chairman of the board.
Tony Petrello is a generous money, interested in the medical industry. Anthony Petrello seats of the trustees board of Texas Children’s hospital and contribute to its research body for neurological disorders.
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