2018 Pinnacle Award


Mr. Petrello is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He was first elected to the Nabors Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Board in 1991. He previously served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer from 1991 to October 2011, and Deputy Chairman since 2003.

Mr. Petrello holds a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Yale University.

Mr. Petrello resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Cynthia Petrello, and daughter, Carena Francesca. He serves as a director of Hilcorp Energy Company. Mr. 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. His wife is a Board Member of the Houston Grand Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Alley Theatre. In 2011, he and his wife, Cynthia, received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service from the Smithsonian Institution for their philanthropic efforts.

Born 15 Oct 1954, Newark, NJ

J.D. Harvard Law School
B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics Yale University