Tony Petrello currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Nabors Industries, Ltd. Nabors is a holding company for Nabors Exchange in Canada.
Nabors Industries is the owner and operator of the world’s largest land-based drilling rigs. They are active in the U.S. and several international markets. Nabors provides major drilling technology, operations, instrumentation and software. He has held the position since October 2011. He has been President of the company since 1992.
From 1991 Tony was Chief Operating Officer of Nabors Industries. He worked with Baker McKenzie Law Firm in New York from 1979 to 1991. He served for a period as Managing Partner there. Tony has been Chairman of the Board at Nabors Industries since 2012. From 2003 to 2012 Tony was Deputy Chairman of Nabors Industries. He has been a Director of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC since 2011. Tony is a Director for Texas Children’s Hospital as well.
Tony Petrello earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Yale University. He received his J.D. Degree from Harvard Law School. Tony married to his wife, Cynthia Carrafa, his college girlfriend. She was a soap opera actress and a producer. They have been active in philanthropy, especially with the Texas Children’s Hospital, after their daughter, Carena, developed cerebral palsy. He and his wife have donated millions of dollars to the neurology department at the hospital. Carena was born early at only 24 weeks. She was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia. This is caused by a lack of oxygen and blood flow reaching the brain. She is currently eight years old and every day for the Petrello’s leads to a new miracle.
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