Anthony Petrello has been making deals with many big oil companies and shareholders, and as CEO of Nabors Industries, the company that owns some of the largest oil drilling equipment and rigs, he has earned a hefty paycheck. Petrello is also a partner and trustee at the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Dan and Jan Duncan Neurological Research Center. He joined this philanthropic endeavor because his daughter Carena has a brain disorder. Anthony and his wife Cynthia had difficulty accepting that Carena would never be cured of her condition, but with a $7 million gift to the institute, they hope to equip researchers and doctors with some of the most advanced technology.
Petrello joined Nabors Industries in 1991 becoming Chief Operating Officer. He became Chairman and CEO in 2011 when the late Eugene Isenberg passed away, and he’s responsible for bringing technology and investor strategies to the board. Anthony Petrello attended Yale University where he majored in Advanced Mathematics and graduated with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. He received a J.D. from Harvard and started practicing law at Baker & McKenzie. He served some of the most prestigious clients including Nabors Industries and helped them in matters related to tax compliance, litigations, SEC regulations, offshore accounts and other corporate law issues. In addition to Nabors Industries and the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Board of Trustees, Petrello also serves on the advisory boards of Stewart & Stevenson LLC and Hilcorp Energy.