Anthony Petrello Is The CEO Of Nabors Industries Who Is Funding Research To Help With Children’s Neurological Diseases

Most Americans picture oil executives as greedy people who sit in their offices all day burning money like firewood on a fire, but the truth is, not all oil executives fit this profile. Anthony Petrello stands out among the crowd and has always been a generous philanthropist who has a true desire to help people. After discovering that his daughter was born with a neurological disease, his wife, Cynthia, and himself have not only given their time but also have donated large sums of money to help scientific researchers and other efforts to combat the disease. This hasn’t been just for his daughter but also for other children who have suffered the same fate.

During their trials and tribulations, Anthony Petrello and Cynthia, discovered that there simply isn’t enough known about the brains disorders that cause problems for children. They found out that the Texas Children’s Hospital, which was right in their home state of Texas, was their greatest hope. Since that time, Mr. Petrello has been donating as much as he can to the Hospital in hope that the doctors who practice there will be able to find a cure for the disease that has affected so many children and families across the country.


Anthony Petrello is the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee of Nabors Industries Ltd. The company started out as Anglo Energy in 1968, and Mr. Petrello has been around for quite some time helping it to succeed. He studied at Harvard University and earned a J.D. degree while there, and he also attended Yale University where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree as well as a Masters Degree in Mathematics. It has been reported that in 2015 he earned a total of $27,512,939 with the company and that $16,863,656 of it came from stock options.

Anthony Petrello began his working career by coming aboard with Baker & McKenzie law firm in 1979. He remained with the firm until 1991 and acted as a Managing Partner in its New York Office for 5 years during the time he worked there. He left the firm and moved on to work with Nabors Industries in 1991 as its COO. In just one year with the company, he became its President, and by 2003, he added the title of Deputy Chairman of Nabors Industries to his name. In 2011, he became the CEO of the company and by 2012 he was named Chairman of the Board. On top of all of his other responsibilities, he also guides the company into the future by ensuring that it is adaptable and ready to roll with the changes that a competitive environment bring on.

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