Nabors Industries is one of the leading drilling companies in the world owning the largest land-based rig fleet. The company offers unique products and services through its talented workforce. Besides its massive rig fleet, the company has developed and patented numerous innovative technologies which have immensely improved operations of oil and gas drilling industry. Nabors Industries’ success is mainly due to the leadership genius of its CEO Anthony Petrello.
Anthony Petrello became the CEO of the organization in 2011 after serving the company in various leadership positions for 20 years. He joined the company as the chief operating officer and a member of the executive committee and the board of directors. Previously he had worked at Baker & McKenzie, a New York-based law firm, from 1987 to 1991. At the law firm, the Harvard Law School J.D holder specialized in taxation, general corporate law, and international arbitration. Mr. Petrello also has a bachelor’s of science and M.S degrees in Mathematics from Yale University.
As the CEO, Mr. Petrello is responsible for enhancing and implementing the organization’s strategic plans. He oversees the development and patenting of new technologies as well as safeguards the operations of the company overseas. He is also the custodian of investors’ capital. Since he took charge at the helm of the company’s leadership, the share prices have increased by about 200%. Additionally, he is concerned with the attracting, recruiting and retaining highly skilled personnel as they are vital for the creation of quality customized products and services.
Apart from leadership positions at Nabors Industries, Anthony Petrello has a few more board memberships. He serves as the Director of Stewart & Stevenson LLC and a member of Texas Children Hospital Board of Trustees. Mr. Petrello also sits in Hilcorp Energy Company’s board and is a former director of MediaOnDemand.com.A former roommate at Yale University, Lloyd Grove portrays Mr. Petrello as a well-rounded person with a charming sense of humor. He again points out that Anthony Petrello is a mathematical genius who surprised many by deciding to pursue law. However, his success in legal matters and consequent rise to lead one of the world’s largest drilling companies shows that Anthony Petrello is a possibly multifaceted genius.