There are not many people who have the aptitude that is necessary to master advanced mathematics but then Nabors Industries executive Anthony Petrello is not like most other people. When Anthony Petrello graduated from high school he threw himself into the world of pure mathematics. He took classes that allowed him to explore the analytical part of his mind and had his aptitude for numbers and advanced math nurtured by one of the best mathematicians in the country. As an undergraduate at Yale University Anthony Petrello had the pleasure to take classes with the great mathematician Serge Lang. Anthony Petrello was able to get the unique experience of working with Serge Lang as he developed one of his most pivotal piece of work: his treatise on number theory. The work that he was able to do with a mathematician as accomplished as Serge Lange encouraged Anthony Petrello to stay the course and continue to look deeper into the study of mathematics. This resulted in Anthony completing his undergraduate studies at Yale University and choosing to stay at Yale University for graduate school while pursuing a master’s degree in mathematics.
Anthony spent two more years committing himself to the rigorous study of pure math and successfully completed his master’s degree in mathematics. After he completed that degree he decided to turn his focus to the pursuit of a career path that could not be more different than that of a mathematician: a lawyer. After weighing Petrello’s options Petrello decided that making the leap to becoming a full-time mathematician and to dedicate many more years of his life to studying mathematics as a doctoral student just was not for him. He learned that he was much more interested in becoming versed in the study and practice of the law. That said Anthony Petrello enrolled in Harvard University’s Law School and set off on the journey towards becoming an attorney. Studying the law requires an attention to detail and a focus on problem solving that Petrello had honed during his time studying mathematics intensively.
Law and Oil
After earning his graduate degree from Yale University Anthony Petrello decided to immerse himself in the study of law at Harvard University’s Law School. It was here that Anthony Petrello learned how the law related to business and the ways in which qualified attorneys could assist private businesses. After completing and graduating Harvard University Law School Anthony Petrello eventually took a position with the well-known law firm Baker and McKenzie. During his time working for the law practice Baker and Mckenzie Anthony Petrello was exposed to the areas of law that would come to define his career and determine his next steps. He developed the expertise necessary to pour over dense legislation and legal documents that would impact whether or not his businesses were in compliance with tax policy. He was also able to learn about the challenges that faced corporations as he gained a deep perspective on through struggles with regard to the legal issues that they are trying to solve. It was here that his journey with Nabor Industries began. At first the company was one of his clients but they ended up being so pleased with his work that they asked him join Nabor Industries as a full-time employee. Petrello accepted. Today Petrello is the president and CEO of Nabors Industries.
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