Every year there are young children born with various neurological impairments, some of which may prevent them from leading the normal lives of other children. Many of these diseases such as Cerebral Palsy have no current cure, but there are researchers at places like the Dan and Jan Duncan Research Center at Texas Children’s Hospital where a local corporate leader, Anthony Petrello has thrown in his support. Petrello is the CEO of Nabors Industries, and he’s also the father of Carena Petrello who was born with CP and has been confined to a wheelchair. Anthony Petrello and his wife Cynthia Petrello love their daughter dearly, and while they may not be able to provide a cure to her at the moment, they have given millions to the Dan and Jan Duncan Center at TCH to help find a cure in the future.
He’s built Nabors Industries into one of the largest oil drilling companies in the world, especially with their large land rigs and offshore equipment. Nabors Industries has developed specialized automated drilling technologies and proprietary software that’s kept them up to date with all the latest trends in the industry. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, CEO and Chairman of Nabors Industries, Anthony Petrello was a lawyer in New York.
Anthony Petrello was born in Newark, NJ and was one of the top students in middle school and high school growing up. He got accepted to Yale University for college, and he originally intended to study math under the well-known mathematician, Professor Serge Lange. He got his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, but his love of numbers eventually got turned to finance and law, so after completing his Master’s degree, he attended Harvard where he got his J.D. in law. Petrello spent the first part of his career at Baker & McKenzie law firm in New York advising clients in corporate law, tax and regulatory issues. His skills in finance became sought after by Nabors Industries, and he was offered to come work for them in 1991. In 2011, he became Chairman of the entire company.