Anthony Petrello is the Chief Executive Officer of Nabors industries Ltd and its president since 1992. He has also been the Chairman of the Board since 2012. Before that, he was the Deputy Chairman of Nabors Industries from 2003 to 2012. From 1986 to 1991 he worked for the law firm Baker & McKenzie in their New York office as the Managing Partner. Anthony Petrello joined Nabors in 1991.
Mr. Petrello also serves the Texas Children’s Hospital as a Director, as well as being a Director of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC since 2011. He has a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, an MS, and a BS from Yale University.
Nabors Industries, Ltd has their headquarters in Hamilton, Bermuda and their operational base in Houston, Texas. They are a natural gas and geothermal drilling contracting company whose business ranges throughout America, the Far East, Middle East and Africa. They have a fleet of 29 ships for their offshore operations. Nabors Industries manufactures top line drilling equipment and rig instrumentation used for data collection, as well as the equipment for drill pipe handling and the software for rig reporting. They are by far the largest land-based gas and oil drilling contractors in the world.
Anthony Petrello’s college roommate, Lloyd Grove wrote an article in the Daily Beast that stated that Anthony was a public-school scholarship boy from a working-class family in Newark, New Jersey who turned out to be a math whiz. He was continually writing proofs to arcane theorems on the napkins in the cafeteria. At age 18 and operating at a genius level, became the protégé of a world-renowned mathematician, Professor Serge Lang.
Instead of living up to his potential as a brilliant academic who could have done groundbreaking work in the mathematical field, he opted to go to law school.
Anthony and his wife Cynthia are active in philanthropy and have donated $7 million in seed funding to be used for neurological research after the birth of their daughter who was premature and had developed cerebral palsy. They lead fundraisers in their dedication to implementing a first-of-its-kind research which is the initiative to life.
Their daughter was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia, which is a common neurological disease in premature infants that is caused by a lack of oxygen or the blood flow to the brain. As a result, she developed the cerebral palsy which consists of chronically impaired motor skills and developmental delay issues. Her parents are devoting themselves to finding the answers to why this occurs.
On researching the issue, he concluded, that translational research was needed on a large scale in order to make a difference. However, he could not find anyone who was doing this type of research for children.
They want to ensure that every child like Carena will have the chance to reach their full potential. They consider every day a miracle and now at age 8 Carena, after many repetitions finally mastered chewing her food. Her brain has finally accepted this and now she owns it.
She has since birth, fought to be able to achieve the normal developmental skills of childhood.