Anthony Petrello is constantly driven by a sense of duty. As the President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman of Nabor industries, he has a duty to safeguard his shareholders’ investments. He fulfilled this duty well as Nabor Industries is today the largest oil & gas drilling contractor in the world. The company’s billions of dollars’ worth of assets are contracted in numerous engagements all across the world.
Anthony Petrello studied at both Yale University and Harvard School of law. His extend his high pedigree in his academic journey to his professional journey. His first job was at the famed law firm Baker & McKenzie where he grew to become the managing partner of the firm’s New York office. Thereafter, he joined Nabor Industries as the Chief Executive Officer. A year later, he was named the company’s president. A few years later, he was then promoted to the company’s Chief Executive Officer. He concurrently held this positions with success since then.
Unknown to many also, Mr. Petrello also has a philanthropic engagement that is quite close to his heart. Mr. Petrello and his wife, Cynthia, are blessed with a daughter named Carena. Unfortunately, Carena was born with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). The Petrello’s were saddened when their doctor informed them that Carena would likely grow up with a few developmental delays as a result of the condition. Mr. Petrello refused to resign to the condition and decided that he would something about it.
That something came in the form of investing in a pediatric brain research program aimed at finding sustainable PVL treatment therapies. The total contribution towards the launching of the project by Mr. Petrello and his wife stood at a respectable $7 million. The program is today hosted at the Jan and Dan Neurological Research Institute which is housed within the Texas Children Hospital. Should the program yield viable therapies, it will make the lives of thousands of children with PVL all around the world.
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