The CEO who Delivers, Anthony Petrello

It is quite common of an individual doubling up as a company’s chief executive officer, president, and chairman of the board to hog the limelight. That, however, cannot be said of Anthony Petrello, the CEO, President and Board Chair of Nabor Industries Limited. The inconspicuous and highly approachable leader, known to those around him as simply Tony, has overseen a period of steady growth that has cemented Naber’s standing as the world’s largest land-based drilling contractor.

Even before assuming the leading role at Naber, Anthony Petrello had quite an accomplished educational and professional background. Mr. Petrello holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mathematics from Yale University. He first worked at the New York office of Baker & and McKenzie where he had risen to the position of Managing Partner by the time of his leaving in 1991. In the same year, he joined Naber Industries as Chief Operating Officer before being declared president in the following year. His next promotion came in 2003 when he was named the company’s Deputy Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee. Mr. Petrello was confirmed as the company’s new CEO and Board Chair in 2011 and 2012 respectively. If you want to visit his Twitter page : Click Here.

Since becoming CEO, Anthony Petrello has taken Naber Industries to new unparalleled heights. The company has taken advantage of the high demand created by the booming global shale gas fracking development to lease hundreds of drilling rigs in more than 25 countries. In the same period, shareholders also have received a steady stream of favorable returns with the share price growing more than 180 percent. What is more, a recent decision by the board to alter the company’s corporate governance and compensation structure will see Mr. Petrello give up some of his pay for the sake of greater shareholder returns.Anthony Petrello’s success has surprised many, perhaps even Mr. Petrello himself. His freshman roommate has previously insinuated that genius is what made him stand out while Mr. Petrello himself has stated fortune has played a major role in his business triumphs. However, be it through fortune, smarts or even hard work, there is no denying, Anthony Petrello delivers.