Tony Petrello was elected to the Nabors Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Board in 1991. He has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from 1991 to October 2011, Deputy Chairman since 2003, President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2011, and Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board since June 2012. In addition to his operating functions, Petrello provides strategic planning initiative and direction enabling the Company to adapt and prosper in our dynamic competitive environment.
Prior to joining Nabors, from 1979 to 1991, Petrello was with the law firm Baker & McKenzie, where his practice focused on international arbitration, taxation and general corporate law. He served as Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office from 1986 until his resignation in 1991. Petrello holds a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Yale University.
He serves as a director of Stewart & Stevenson LLC and of Hilcorp Energy Company. Petrello is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Texas Children's Hospital and an advocate for research and clinical programs to address the needs of children with neurological disorders.