Nabors Industries is the global leader in land based drilling. The company works in 20 countries, including every major oil market and provides land drilling, offshore drilling, specialty rigs, rig equipment, directional drilling and drilling technology, among a large suite of other things. Nabors is also known as a technology innovator, staying on the cutting edge of drilling software and new technology.
At the helm of Nabors Industries is Anthony “Tony” Petrello. Petrello has been with Nabors Industries since 1991 and has made a bold impact on the company. He came to Nabors in 1991 to serve as the Board of Directors and also the Executive Committee of the Board after leaving a successful career in law. From that time, he held an incredibly long and successful tenure as the company’s president and Chief Executive Officer from 1991 to 2011. He has also served as Deputy Chairman since 2003. He has now added the title of President to that list.
The mark he has made and continues to make on Nabors Industries can not be over stated. He has guided the company to innovate and adapt constantly and because of that push, has kept the company pushing forward in a time when others remained stagnant. On top of his wealth of other positions, Petrello also serves in a strategic advistory role, where he focuses on the future direction of Nabors. Petrello also is a director of oil company Stewart and Stevenson and is a director for Hilcorp Energy. The staggering amount of titles he holds showcases his ability to successfully lead. Click here to know more.
Prior to joining Nabors, Petrello earned a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Mathematics from Yale and a law degree from Harvard. He had a successful law career at the elite firm of Baker & McKenzie, where he served as the managing partner of their New York Office before leaving to join Nabors Industries.