Anthony Petrello: Leading Developments At Nabors Industries And Neurological Research

Anthony Petrello is Chairman and CEO of a major oil drilling and manufacturing company, Nabors Industries based in Houston. Petrello has led many proprietary developments at Nabors Industries from building and expanding an oil drilling fleet, increasing production in offshore operations, and funding development of automated drilling and proprietary software. Petrello (@anthonypetrello) is also responsible for bringing in investments and capital funding, and for strategic planning initiatives at the firm.

Anthony Petrello isn’t just a leader in the oil industry, he and his wife Cynthia Petrello are also on the board of the Dan and Jan Duncan Institute for Neurological Research at the Texas Children’s Hospital. Petrello has had a desire to help young children affected by brain disorders because his own daughter Carena was born with Cerebral Palsy. This was a life-changing event for Anthony and Cynthia as they then began to focus on how they could best care for their daughter, and wanted to help others whose children might be born with similar conditions. So the Petrellos donated to several research centers, and met Dan and Jan Duncan who also were business community leaders and had established the research center at the hospital. Anthony and Cynthia are hopeful about the possibilities of finding cures for CP.

Anthony Petrello became the Chairman of Nabors Industries in 2011. Prior to joining the company he lived and worked out of New York City. He grew up in a middle class neighborhood in Newark, NJ and was an exceptional student in his schools. He got accepted to Yale University where he graduated with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics, and even was mentored by Professor Serge Lange, one of the leaders in modern algebraic math. But after completing his time at Yale, he decided to go into law, and attend Harvard where he got his J.D.

Anthony Petrello started his career at a prestigious law firm, Baker & McKenzie in New York City. He specialized in finance and corporate law and became an expert in business structure and hedge funds. His financial and mathematics expertise landed him a job at Nabors in 1991 when then CEO Eugene M. Isenberg met him at the firm.


January 25, 2017

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