Anthony Petrello provides valuable tactics and experienced directives to achieve growth and adaptation, to a highly aggressive and competitive industry. As the CEO and the President of Nabors Industries, formally known as Anglo Energy, Mr. Petrello earned a Juris Doctors degree from Harvard Law School as well as holding a Bachelors of Science and a Masters Degree in Mathematics, which he acquired during his time at Yale. Nabors Industries is a subsidiary of Nabors, where Mr. Petrello serves as the Chairman of the Board, as well as the director of Hilcorp Energy Company and Stewart & Stevenson, LLC.
Aside from his value as a world renown Executive in the oil industry, he is also a highly respected philanthropist throughout the Houston community. He has donated millions of dollars to healthcare institutions like the Baylor College of Medicine, as well as to the M.D. Anderson Center, to aid in the treatment and preventative research in regards to treating children with neurological disorders.
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This philanthropic endeavor sprang from the discovery that his own daughter was born prematurely, weighing in at barely over 1 pound. She was born with a disabling neurological condition which is common with babies that are born too early. Anthony’s wife, Cynthia Petrello had dreams of their child becoming a dancer, he had dreamt of her becoming a leading mathematician. However, when they discovered that their daughter has this debilitating condition, known as periventricular leukomalacia, which eventually developed into cerebral palsy, they realized that they had to focus more on maintaining her quality of life.
This incident would have depressed most parents, but Mr. Petrello saw it as an opportunity to become proactive within the medical community. He focused intently on leaning a great deal about the subject of neurological illnesses and donated 7 million dollars to the Texas Children’s Hospital to combat neurological disease, through a now well funded research facility. He is also on the Board of Trustees and his donations are charitably devoted to children’s medical needs at numerous hospitals.