Mr. Petrello has produced impressive results in his 20 plus years as an executive and supported many philanthropic causes. For Tony Petrello, using his impressive knowledge in the fields of mathematics, and law, has made a real impact while working in an executive role at Nabors Industries Ltd. Nabors Industries, which is in the oil and gas drilling services, is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Nabors Industries has main offices, where its executives reside, in Houston, Texas. Nabors Industries reports having the world’s largest fleet of land-based rigs for drilling.
Tony Petrello’s educational foundation included a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Yale University. He also received a Juris Doctor from Harvard University.
Prior to becoming the CEO of Nabors, Petrello worked in law. Tony Petrello practiced taxation, corporate law, and international arbitration. Petrello was managing partner at Baker & McKenzie’s law firm in New York since 1986, as per Nabors. In 1991, Petrello accepted a position on Nabors’ board of directors. Petrello eventually replaced Eugene Isenberg in October 2011, then added chairman of the board to his title in 2012.
In terms of philanthropy, Petrello, who was a graduate of Yale University in 1976, pledged to contribute at least $150,000 to create an endowment for a yearly prize in 2006. In lieu of the $150,000 that Petrello donated, he said that he would match any other donations up to his original amount. Petrello noted that the endowment was in honor of a great mathematician and teacher, Serge Lang. Petrello got to know Lang and be really good friends with him starting in his freshman year at Yale, in 1972. Lang had just come from Columbia University to Yale the year that Tony Petrello came there as well. Because of Tony Petrello’s gifts to Yale, they helped to fund an annual prize at the university.
Anthony Petrello and his wife, Cynthia are big fans of Broadway and Tommy Tune. Cynthia, Tony Petrello’s wife, was once an actress, and model, who worked in New York. Tommy Tune, who was once a resident of Houston, Texas and attended Lamar High School, was welcomed back home by Petrello and his wife, Cynthia, in 2018. The 50 guest party for Tommy Tune took place at the estate of the Petrello’s in Houston. Tommy Tune was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and went to college in Jacksonville and Austin, Texas. Tommy Tune has won 10 Tony Awards. The Petrello’s are quite active in their charitable giving and other philanthropic endeavors, especially for medical research.