Hard work, natural gifts, and innovative thinking are essential for one to achieve set goals in life. Tony Petrello; the CEO of Nabors Industries has come a long way to reach the position. Petrello grew up in Newark and coming from a humble family, and he attended public schools. Petrello had unique mathematics abilities, and that made him very popular in the area, and this made him get a scholarship from Yale University where he received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in mathematics.
At Yale University Petrello developed interaction skills and realized mathematics was not enough. This made him pursue a degree in law at Harvard Law school. After education, Petrello started his career to practice law at Baker & McKenzie where he specialized in taxation and arbitration. Later he became a managing partner the firm’s New York division. At Bakers & McKenzie law firm, Petrello served many clients and companies like Nabors Industries. Nabors Industries, managers, were impressed by Petrello and decided to hire him as a business executive.
He joined Nabors Industries in 1991 as a chief operating officer. Later in 1992, he became the president of the company, and this was like a reward for his hard work and determination to see the company grow and expand. Tony Petrello helped Nabors industries acquire Grace Drilling and Superior Well Services which have helped the company expand its activities. His management skills and innovativeness has made the company thrive in a business where competition is intense. Petrello worked hard with determination until he was appointed the CEO of the group in 2011.
In 2016, Tony Petrello was named the highest paid CEO in the United States. This was as a result of his efforts at Nabors Industries in making the company number one in natural gas and oil drilling in the world. Petrello respects other staff and believes in fairness. He has relied on teamwork in the running of the company. His business and managerial skills are unmatched, and that is evident in the company’s significant growth.
Apart from his work, Tony Petrello is a great philanthropist. He donates millions of dollars to many charity organizations annually. Petrello has always wanted to help children with neurological disorders as his daughter; Carena was born with the condition. Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia have had rough times bringing up their daughter, and they say it is a miracle to see her walk and eat solid food. Due to this reason, Tony donates millions to build neurological care and research centers. Tony is very grateful to his family and community as a whole that is why he gives back to the society.