Tony Petrello is the top executive at Nabors Industries. He is the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board of this oil industry giant. Nabors Industries is not only the largest land-based oil driller in the world but it is also the leader in supplying offshore drilling companies with oil drilling platforms, services, and technology.
As the top person at Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello sees to the day to day operations of the company as well as its strategic vision. He first joined Nabors Industries in 1991. Before that, he was an attorney at a New York law firm called Baker & McKenzie. At Baker & McKenzie, his legal expertises were in taxation, corporate law, and international arbitration. He worked at this law firm for 12 years, for six of which he was the Managing Partner. In addition to his role at Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello also serves on the board of two other oil industry companies, Stewart & Stevenson, LLC, and Hilcorp Energy Company.
As the parent of a child who has cerebral palsy, Tony Petrello is dedicated to providing funding and support to medical researchers who are developing therapies to treat cerebral palsy and other childhood neurological disorders. He has donated $5 million, with an additional $2 million pledged, to the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute which is located at the Texas Children’s Hosptial in Houston, Texas. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees for this hospital and advocates for the children that it serves.
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