The Story of Anthony Petrello, CEO of Nabor Industries Ltd

Anthony serves Nabor Industries Ltd as the Chief Executive Officer. He joined the company in 1991. In 2012, was appointed the chairman of the Board; he had been serving the board as the Deputy Chairman from 2003 – 2012. Earlier in his career (1979), he joined the law firm Baker and McKenzie, and from 1986 – 1991, served the firm as a managing partner.Currently, he serves as a director for Texas Children’s Hospital and Stewart and Stevenson, LLC since 2011. Anthony has a law degree from Harvard and an MS from Yale University.Anthony’s college roommate, Lloyd Grove describes him as a genius Mathematician. Anthony would write Maths formulas and theorems on napkins at Cafeterias. When he turned 18, Anthony was at genius level. For this reason, Lloyd was surprised when Anthony did not pursue Mathematics as a career; instead, he became a lawyer.

Nabor Industries Ltd

The company’s headquarters is in Hamilton, Bermuda and their main operation base is in Houston, Texas. They specialize in natural gas and geothermal drilling. They have a business presence all through America, Africa, The Far East, and The Middle East.The company owns 29 ships that take care of their offshore operations. It manufactures world-class line drilling equipment and rig instrumentation for data collection, equipment for drill pipe handling and software for rig reporting. Nabor Industries is the biggest oil and gas contractor globally, based on land.

Philanthropy

Anthony is married to one Cynthia with whom they engage in philanthropic activities. They donated a whopping $7 million as funding for the neurological research when their daughter was born prematurely and developed Cerebral palsy. They have been engaged in fundraising drives in the hope to implement a first-of-its-kind research on the condition.

After her birth, it was determined that their daughter had periventricular leukomalacia – a neurological illness condition common in premature babies. The condition is caused by insufficient oxygen and blood flow to the brain. After some research on it had been done, it was discovered that a more comprehensive and extensive research on it was needed. Anthony and his wife are determined to ensure other children like their daughter will have an opportunity to live life a quality life and reach their full potential.

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