Anthony Petrello is the CEO of Nabors Industries. Petrello has served on the Board of Directors for Nabors since 1991, and was served as Chief Executive Officer of Nabors since October 2011. Prior to his tenure with Nabors he worked at Baker & McKenzie, a New York City, New York based law firm.
In addition to his long work history, Tony Petrello holds an extensive list of academic credentials beginning with his B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Yale and a J.D. from Harvard Law. He also holds memberships on the boards of Hillcorp Energy Company and Stewart & Stevenson LLC, and Texas Children’s Hospital.
Petrello’s membership on the Board of Trustees for Texas Children’s Hospital is in part driven by his own personal experience with childhood illness. Anthony and his wife Cynthia Petrello found out shortly after the birth of their daughter Carena that she suffered from periventricular leukomalacia, or PVL. PVL is a neurological disease affecting infants that can have a significant impact on development. As a result Carena developed cerebral palsy and struggles with even basic tasks like chewing food. Despite this setback, Anthony and Cynthia have watched their daughter live into adulthood. It is this experience that has driven their philanthropy. This experience drove Anthony and his wife to donate several million dollars to the Texas Children’s Hospital in the hopes of one day finding a solution to problems that plague children like his daughter.
Learn more about Tony Petrello: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/30/my-college-roommate-is-now-the-richest-ceo-in-america.html