Anthony G Petrello popularly known as Tony is currently the President, CEO, and Chairman of Nabor Industries. Nabor Industries is a leading company in the oil and gas sector known for offering top services including directional drilling, performance tools, innovative technologies, and offshore drilling rigs. Nabor Industries not only operates in the United States but also has its presence in several global markets.
Tony Petrello is a B.S and M.S degree holder in Mathematics from Yale University and also has a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Before joining Nabor in 1991, he was employed as an attorney with Baker & McKenzie where he worked from 1979 to 1991. On joining Nabor Industries, Mr. Petrello was a managing partner, but over time he managed to get to the top by working through several executive positions. Tony’s current role at Nabors Industries includes offering strategic planning to ensure the organization maintains its competitive edge in the dynamic energy sector.
Besides his role as an executive at Nabors Industry, Mr. Petrello is a charitable individual who believes in advocating for the embitterment of health. In 1997, Mr. Petrello and his wife Cynthia were blessed with a daughter born weighing just 24 ounces and was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia. This condition was common in the premature infant, and because of insufficient oxygen to her brain, Carena developed cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy made Carena’s development as a child slower, making it harder for her to eat, talk, and walk. Mr. and Mrs. Petrello did a lot of research on the issue to help their child and discovered that there was little knowledge on the disease. This prompted them to create a neurological research institute at Texas Children Hospital so that it could help their daughter Carena as well as other children. The couple donated $ 7 million to assist in the facilitation of research in the ailment. Moreover, Cynthia and Tony are still researching on other available neurological research centers across the globe while offering their financial aid to such institutions. Today, Tony and Cynthia are happy because at eight years old, Carena is now learning to eat, talk, and walk by herself.
Besides his financial aid, Tony also is determined to get the philanthropists on board to support the mission. Additionally, other parents undergoing the same predicament rely on Cynthia and Tony for moral support. Furthermore, Tony Petrello also supports other charities on Houston, Texas, and across the universe including ending hunger, environmental conservation, and poverty relief.