Anyone who knows Anthony Petrello would probably describe him as not only one of the few but most powerful men in the oil and gas industry, but also a performing CEO and current president of a multi-billion Nabors industries Ltd. Here, he has been the chief executive officer for 6 years since October 2011 and the president of the company from 1992. Anthony Petrello also referred as Tony is also a well-known philanthropist.
Nabors Industries is a giant when it comes to oil and gas services. Its scoop of work revolves around directional drilling services, innovative technologies, offshore drilling and much more. In the New York Stock Exchange market, this company is listed there as an NBR. Each day, the company continues to sky high in terms of its operations in the oil and gas sector thanks to its high skilled manpower it employs together with its high-end drilling machinery.
Petrello’s career background cannot be summarized in one paragraph as he is a man who has done a lot and worked in several companies and corporate. Besides being the CEO of Nabors Ltd since 1991, he has also been the Director of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC from February 28, 2011. From 2003 to June 2012 he was the Deputy Chairman of Nabors Industries Ltd. Prior to that Petrello was working with a law firm, Baker & McKenzie where he was a managing partner for the New York office for 5 years up until 1991. There, he also specialized in general corporate law, international arbitration and taxation as well.
Mr. Anthony Petrello was ones a director of mediaondeman.com, and currently is the director of Texas Children's Hospital, Inc. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated professionalism as well as enviable performance. He went to Harvard and Yale Universities where he holds a J.D. degree and a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from both universities respectively.
When not in the office, this man will be continuing with his philanthropic works. Since he is mostly interested in medical issues, he stretches his hand towards financially helping the medical community. He does more of advocacy for children’s health needs since to start with; he has a daughter with a disability since birth.
He is happily married to Cindy, whom they were sweethearts since college, and were blessed with a lovely baby girl by the name Carena, who was born at only 24 weeks weighing slightly over a pound. More sad news would later be disclosed by the doctors that Carena had Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL), a disorder common with premature babies as it means an insufficient flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. As a result, the condition causes great neurological problems such as cerebral palsy, chronic motor skill impairment, delayed development and one's dependency on another for life. Carena was diagnosed with this.
This was heartbreaking news for the couple, however; being as proactive as he is, he opted to learn about neurological diseases as well as giving financial help where he could. Texas Children’s Hospital’s, a research institution for neurological research benefitted with close to $7 million from the couple. Anthony Petrello is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the same hospital.