How Tony Petrello Pushes Innovation at Nabors Industries

It’s hard to talk about the leadership and innovation in the oil industry without mentioning Anthony “Tony” Petrello. Petrello is the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Nabors Industries, one of the world’s top names in oil equipment. The company works in over 20 countries throughout the world and has a presence of their machinery working in every major oil market across the globe. They specialize in equipment, including offshore drilling, specialty rigs, land drilling, directional trilling and rig equipment. Yet they also bring an added layer to the table, providing the latest in drilling technology and the highly trained experts to take a drilling project to the next level.

Tony Petrello joined Nabors after working at the prestigious law firm of Baker & McKenzie where he was managing partner of the company’s New York Office. Prior to that he went to Yale where he earned a BS and MS in Mathematics and then went on to earn a Law Degree from Harvard. His college roommate saw him as one of the most driven people he’s ever met. He said he was the kind that continually pushed forward in spite of all adversity and that from that drive he knew Petrello would become the type of leader he is today in the business world.

Today, Petrello holds an almost unimaginable amount of hats at Nabors Industries and beyond. He is just one man, but the impact and influence he has had on driving Nabors into the top tier of oil equipment companies is incredible. Petrello came to Nabors Industries in 1991 where he joined the Board of Directors. From there, he became the company’s Chief Executive Officer, a position that he held from 1991 to 2011 before adding on the titles of President and Chairman of the Board. He also currently serves in a strategic capacity, where he utilizes his business and leadership knowledge to work with senior management focused on Nabors future and growth.

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