Anthony Petrello is the chief executive officer and chairman of Nabors Industries Ltd. This is an American firm that operates in almost every continent in the world. Nabors Industries has operations in the united stated, far east, middle east and Africa. It is a natural gas drilling company that has grown to become the largest natural gas drilling company in the world. Nabors started as a small company in 1968, then known as Anglo Energy Ltd. It has been able to grow from the little-known company it was to become a big player in the industry all because of good management. The team at the head of the company is talented believes in productivity. Headed by Anthony Petrello, the team has implemented some far reaching policies that have seen them grow the business in a huge way. In addition, the company has created jobs for thousands of people across the world. Natural gas drilling being a major economic activity in the world, Nabors has been able to boost the world’s economy significantly.
Anthony who is from the little-known town of Newark. New Jersey is a naturally talented mathematician. In his early life, he was able to handle complex mathematical problems that could only be handled by people in levels of higher learning. He was exceptionally good in calculus and algebra problems. He was offered scholarship to study at the prestigious Yale University School of mathematics. At Yale, he graduated with bachelors in mathematics as well as a masters in the same. After his master, he was not interested in starting a career as a mathematician. He joined the Harvard school of law. He was determined to be a lawyer in life. After his law studies, he was employed as a lawyer and was a managing partner of Baker & McKenzie law firm in the New York offices.
One of his clients at Baker & McKenzie was Nabors Industries Ltd. The management of the company spotted that Anthony had a special talent in analyzing data and decided to poach him from the firm. In 1991 he joined Nabors Industries as the chief operating officer for the company.
It is amazing that Anthony Petrello does not have a background in business studies but has gone ahead to lead the company to become of the biggest companies in the world. His talent is exceptional. In one of his greatest milestones in the career, he was the best-paid CEO in 2014.
About Anthony Petrello: www.nabors.com/about-nabors/leadership-team