Becoming one of the highest paid CEOs in the United States is no mean fete yet Anthony Petrello graced the position in 2015. His successful career life is a clear indication of how much one can achieve by relentlessly working hard. His innovative mind has made way for him to live the American dream.
Anthony Petrello started marking remarkable achievements early in life. He was highly talented in Mathematics in his high school days in Newark where he grew up. His prowess in the subject was spotted by the Yale University, earning him a scholarship in the prestigious institution. He had the privilege to have Serge Lang, a celebrated professor, author, and mathematician as his mentor. He eventually graduated with a Bachelor and a Masters degrees. He would later surprise many by diverting from mathematics and taking up law at the Harvard Law School.
After graduating with a law degree, Anthony Petrello set out to the corporate world. His first engagement was at Baker & McKenzie in 1979. His area of expertise was in business law, particularly taxation as well as arbitration. He was quick to climb the ladder as in 1986; he was appointed partner for the firm’s New York branch. His star would continue to shine after demonstrating his unbeatable analytical skills to a client, Nabors Industries. The client successfully lured him into the business world by hiring him as the COO in 1991. He was also admitted to the board of directors and executive committee almost immediately. He was appointed the President the following year.
Anthony Petrello set down to work in steering the company forward. He went on to expand the firm by leading the acquisition of companies who shared in Nabors Industries vision. Such firms include Grace Drilling in 1993 and Superior Well Services in 2010. His contributions led him to his current position of the CEO and Chairman of the board of directors and executive committee.
Anthony Petrello has been a generous philanthropist besides his official commitments. He contributed 7 million dollars to the construction of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at the Texas Children’s Hospital. The institution works with children who suffer from neurological illnesses across the globe.
About Anthony Petrello
Anthony Petrello has been the steering wheel at Nabors Industries. He is actively involved in strategic planning of the company. His capabilities have set the company at the top of the dynamic oil and gas sector. Besides Nabors Industries, Anthony Petrello is a director of Hilcorp Energy Company, MediaOnDemand.com, and Stewart & Stevenson LLC.