Anthony Petrello, also known as Tony, served as the Chief Operating Officer of Nabors Industries, the largest land-based contractor in drilling, for two decades. In October 28, 2011, Tony became the Chief Executive Officer of the company. Anthony also served as the Deputy Chairman of Nabors Industries Ltd from 2003 through June 2012. In 2012, Anthony was appointed as the Board’s Chairman. Anthony Petrello is also the Director of Texas Children’s Hospital, Inc. which is one of his goals to help the community using the skills and knowledge gained throughout the years.
Anthony Petrello is a learned individual with two degrees. His first degree is a J.D from Harvard Law School. He also attained Master’s degrees in Mathematics from the University of Yale. Due his leadership experience and acquired management skills, Anthony has managed to be appointed to work in board memberships of other big companies. Not only is he a board member of Texas Children’s Hospital but also Stewart & Stevenson and Hilcorp Energy Company. Additionally, another major achievements Tony made was being the highest paid CEO in America. Nabors Industries Limited has developed several innovative strategies under Anthony Petrello’s leadership.
Despite Anthony’s career, he also knows how to play his role as a father. He loves his family and does the best he can to ensure that he creates time for them. Anthony and Cynthia (his wife) have a daughter, Carena, who was born with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). PL is a disease that affects infants. The disease is caused by lack of sufficient oxygen flow to the brain. Carena is eight years old but she has surprisingly managed to learn how to chew solid food. Carena is still struggling to learn how to walk and talk.
To support Carena and many other children like her, Tony and Cynthia decided to work with the Texas Children’s Hospital. They do this to make sure that these children learn how to perform basic tasks among others so that in future, they will reach their potential. Tony and Cynthia believe that Carena is the reason for their strength and that at the end of the struggle, she will conquer all odds. Tony demonstrates how we can turn a challenge into an inspiration to become stronger than before.