Bermuda-based Nabors Industries Ltd’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Petrello, is a former attorney specializing in corporate taxes, holding a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. Known to his friends as Tony, Anthony Petrello has meticulous strategic planning skills; he was a math whiz during his undergraduate years at Yale. As Nabors serves as a contractor in major national and international oil and gas markets, Petrello must estimate the demand for the company’s services, which include drilling equipment and oilfield services on Bloomberg.com.
Anthony Petrello, who is originally from Newark, New Jersey, works at the company’s Houston, Texas offices. When he left his position as managing partner at a New York law firm, he moved to Houston in 1991 to work join the Board of Directors at Nabors, taking over as Chairman of the Board in 2012. He and his wife, an actress in New York City, led very hectic lives. When their daughter arrived in 1997, born at just 24 weeks, she changed their priorities forever.
As a member of the Board of Trustees of Texas Children’s Hospital and a renowned philanthropist, Anthony Petrello, along with his wife Cynthia, is passionate about raising money for the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI). In 2011, their tireless work earned the couple the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. The couple’s commitment stems from their daughter, Carena, who was born with periventricular leukomalacia, a neurological disease that is usually seen in premature infants who suffered from a lack of oxygen to their brains. Now age 17, and with cerebral palsy, Carena struggles with everyday tasks. Petrello views the NRI’s work as cuting edge on fuelfix.com, and he hopes that in the future, there will be hope for children like his daughter. As co-founders of the Petrello Family Foundation, The Petrellos also enjoy supporting the performing arts and education