Anthony Petrello Builds Successful Companies And Helps Kids

When Anthony Petrello came on board as Nabors Industries President and Chief Operating Officer in 1991, the company was just coming out of bankruptcy. Since the time, he has overseen a revival of Nabors where today it is a leader in the oil and gas drilling industry. The company makes over six billion dollars annually in revenue and employs nearly 27,000 people.

But overseeing Nabors is not the only responsibility Anthony Petrello has. Along with his position as Chairman of the Board for Nabors, he acts as Director of the Board for Texas Children’s Hospital. Petrello’s daughter, Carena, was born with periventricular leukomalacia, or PVL. This is a disease that can affect newborns due to a lack of oxygen or blood to the brain. This makes simple tasks for Carena difficult. In fact, it was’t until she was eight that Carena mastered chewing food. Her condition has led Petrello and his wife to work with the hospital by looking at research projects from around the world that could help treat PVL.

Petrello received both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mathematics from Yale University, as well as a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Before joining Nabors Industries, Petrello worked at the law firm Baker & Mackenzie from 1979 to 1991, focusing on international arbitration and corporate law.

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