Anthony Petrello is the President and CEO of Nabor Industries, one of the worlds largest oil and gas drilling contractors. Anthony Petrello attended Yale for both his undergraduate and graduate studies, graduating with a Bachelors’ and Masters’ in Mathematics. He also attended Harvard where he received his J.D. law degree. In 1979, Anthony Petrello joined workforce with a job at Baker & McKenzie, a law firm based out of New York. Anthony Petrello became the Managing Partner of this law firm in 1986 and held that position until 1991.
At this time, Anthony Petrello left the law firm and became the Chief Operating Officer at Nabor Industries. He became President of the company the following year. For nine years, from 2003-2012, he also served as the Deputy Chairman. In 2011, Anthony Petrello became the CEO of Nabor Industries and in 2012 became the Chairman of the Board. In this year he also became the Director of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC.
Anthony Petrello also currently serves as Director of Texas Children’s Hospital. He and his wife became involved with the hospital after his daughter was born and diagnosed with cerebral palsy. They have donated upwards of 7 million dollars to the hospital, as well as advocating for research and clinical trials for children’s neurological disorders.
Lloyd Grove was Anthony Petrello’s roommate during his freshman year of college. He recently wrote an article about how it was to find out his old roommate was listed as the highest paid CEO in the nation. His 2015 compensation estimated to be $27,512,939. This amount includes his salary, bonuses, stock, and other compensation. Lloyd Grove states that he never cared about the Associated Press’ list before, however, after seeing his college roommate’s name at the top of the list, he began to wonder where he went wrong that he was still struggling to get by.
After attempting to reach out to Petrello, Lloyd Grove did receive an email back stating that he had gotten very fortunate in his work, and that between being smart and being lucky, he would rather be lucky.
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