Category: CEOs

Anthony Petrello Finds His Calling

Tony Petrello is the Chairman of the Board of Nabors and Nabors Industries. He has been President and CEO of the companies since 2011. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Yale University. He earned a J.D. Degree from Harvard. Tony has risen to the heights of success in the oil and gas industry.

Nabors Industries, a NYSE listed company owns and operates the largest land-based drilling rig in the world. They are the top provider of offshore rigs in the U.S. and several other countries. They provide performance tools and technology to the oil and gas markets.

Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia found themselves in a situation they never expected, eight years ago. They had always been major achievers and prided themselves on being able to fix almost anything. With the birth of their daughter Carena at 24 weeks gestation, weighing 20 ounces, they realized they could not fix everything.

Carena received the diagnoses of periventricular leukomalacia, which is caused by lack of oxygen and blood reaching the brain. She developed cerebral palsy, and suffers from impaired motor skills and developmental delays. She must work very hard to be able to do things most people take for granted, like walking and talking, Tony and Cynthia Petrello are dedicated to finding help for her and other children who suffer from brain injuries.

Tony is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Children’s Hospital. He got involved while searching to find help for Carena. Tony and Cynthia Petrello have donated close to $7 million to the organization in an effort to promote research into neurological conditions in children. They hope that their efforts will further the opportunities available to families with children born with various brain conditions. They are hoping to see new technologies and processes developed that can help Carena and children like her, make the most out of their lives.

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