Tony Petrello is the CEO of Nabors Industries, the largest land-based drilling company in the world. The firm has headquarters in Texas. Tony has an inspiring story of how he managed to move from a little-known town of Newark, NJ to become one of the brilliant and accomplished executives in the United States. His accomplishments are not something that many people can even come close to. He joined the oil drilling company and natural gas drilling company when it was still in its early stages of growth. He is proud to say that he was in the team that brought up this company.
Tony Petrello’s journey to the senior position in the corporate sector has been rough and full of turns and twists. He found himself where others did not expect. It is a surprise to many that Tony Petrello is currently a corporate executive. They do not understand how the man they knew as a great mathematician switched to be a business executive and performed so well. Others do not understand how the man they so loved as a lawyer became the CEO in the mining sector. This is something that none of them expected, but it happened. Tony Petrello took people by surprise by taking challenges that were not expected.
When Tony Petrello joined Yale University through scholarship, he was determined to become a mathematician. He had the advantage of being mentored by a mathematics genius known as Serge Lange who was a professor at the university. He completed his bachelors and masters in the university but called it quits after that. To the astonishment of the people. He was no longer interested in a career as a mathematician despite being one of the brilliant mathematicians in the institution. He left and joined Harvard School of law where he went on to graduate with JD. He then practiced as a lawyer in New York with a law firm known as Baker &McKenzie. While he was working with this firm, he got an opportunity to work with Nabors Industries who turned out to be his employer after a few years.
Tony Petrello joined Nabors Industries in 1991 as a Chief Operating Officer.
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