Tony Petrello is no stranger to the corporate world. Having been in Nabors since 1991, Tony is currently the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nabors Industries Ltd. The S&P500 company deals in both land-based and offshore drilling rig supply as well as drilling operations and services.
Nabors has services spanning the Americas, Middle East, Africa and the Far East employing around twenty-seven thousand people. His role as the CEO involves initiating strategic plans for the company’s to prosper financially. He is also responsible for guiding the company adapt to the dynamic competitive business environment.
Tony Petrello also holds other positions apart from the one at Nabors Industries. However, it is the role that he has played in Nabors success that has brought him to prominence.
Being the boss of such a highly successful company, it is common to be in the public spotlight. Tony has found himself in this situation for all the obvious reasons that come with this ‘oligarch status, and in 2013, he was named the highest paid boss in the United States.
The 61-year-old holds a B.S and M.S degrees in Mathematics from Yale. He also has a law degree from Harvard. Coming from a working-class family in Newark, Tony had to rely on the public school scholarship program. His significant contribution to Nabors Industries prosperity and his ensuing rise to the top of the corporate world demonstrates both high levels of ambition combined with hard work and brilliance.
Tony is married to Cynthia Caffara who is a soap-opera actress and producer. Together, they are active in philanthropy. This is after their prematurely born daughter developed cerebral palsy and they contribute generously to the neurological research center at Texas Children’s Hospital.
This demonstrates Tony’s dedication to his family and also his human side as he is touched by the plight of the society around him. It is, therefore, evident that this alongside his steady rise to the enviable position as one of the corporate world’s most influential bosses he is a real success. Definitely, Tony Petrello is a motivational figure many young people can look up to.