Tony Petrello is a top American corporate executive. He leads a company known as Nabors Industries located in Texas. It is an oil and natural gas exploration and drilling company operating worldwide. There are ongoing works in 25 countries. Tony Petrello has been the face of success in this company. Since he joined, the company has been on a progressive journey, expanding its business activities in all areas.
Before Anthony Petrello joined Nabors in 1991, it was just another company on the list of companies in the energy sector. However, afterward, everything changed. The CEO has helped it move to the top of the list as a top company not only in the country but worldwide. He has assisted the company to make huge acquisitions of rival companies which have assisted it to expand rapidly. The company has also partnered with other players in the industry to make the industry efficiently. Recently, Nabors Industries entered into a partnership with the biggest oil company in the world from Saudi Arabia. Nabors is to offer drilling services to the company which is worth over $10 trillion.
Before he came to this company, Tony Petrello was a lawyer. Yes! A lawyer turned corporate executive. This does not happen often. You have to be very good for any company to trust you with management when you apparently have no experience managing any other company. Petrello was working with Baker & McKenzie, a law firm with offices in New York. It is here where he met the management of Nabors who were his clients. After helping them solve a few issues facing the company, they realized he was actually brilliant and could help them in running the company. That is when they hired him and offered him the position of the Chief Operating Officer.
This was not the only twist in his life. Before Tony Petrello became a lawyer, he was a mathematician. He holds a masters in mathematics from the Yale University. In what was a surprising turn of events while in high school, he was spotted by the University for being exceptionally talented and given the scholarship to study at their campus. He was also to be mentored by the then professor of mathematics at the university known as Serge Lang. Together, they had very good chemistry which saw them work on various mathematical theories. Tony Petrello was not interested in becoming a mathematician. After his masters, he dropped out of the career and started law studies at the Harvard School of law.