Anthony Petrello is the president, CEO and board chairman of oil and gas drilling giant Nabors Industries. The Newark, New Jersey native surprised many people by his career choice, but he has gone on to be one of the highest paid CEOs. A math whiz in high school, many expected Petrello to choose a career in mathematics. Instead, after earning his bachelors and masters degrees in mathematics, he went on to earn his juris doctor from Harvard Law School. He then joined the prestigious New York law firm Baker & McKenzie. It was while there he attracted the attention of Nabors Industries Ltd.
Always a hard worker, Anthony Petrello had quickly moved up the ranks at Baker & McKenzie. Nabors Industries Ltd. was one of the law firm’s most important clients. Nabors Industries were so impressed with Petrello’s work that after 5 years at the law firm they offered him the position of chief operating officer in 1991, even though he had no previous experience in the oil and gas industry. Petrello accepted the job an by 2012 he had been promoted first to CEO and then to chairman of the board. The company held his work in such high esteem that in 2015 they made him the country’s highest paid CEO with a salary of over $68 million and more information click here.
While at Nabors Industries, Petrello served as director of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC and MediaOnDemand.com. When Anthony Petrello’s daughter Carena was born prematurely and diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia, he donated $7 million to the Texas Children’s Hospital to help them build a world class neurological center. Since that time he has done so much work for the facility he was named Texas Children’s Hospital, Incorporated’s director. The neurological center is now one of the best in the world and has provided valuable assistance to countless children suffering with a host of neurological conditions and learn more about Anthony.
A talented mathematician, skilled attorney, visionary oil and gas executive and caring philanthropist, Anthony Petrello has proven to be a valuable asset to every organization with which he has been involved. And Petrello has a lot more to give and Anthony’s lacrosse camp.
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