Anthony Petrello’s post-secondary educational career began at Yale University where he where he would graduate and receive his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. Petrello would go on to attend another prestigious Ivy League University as he attended Harvard Law School where he would receive his JD.Before starting a new career in his current position with the company Nabors Industries Ltd., Petrello worked for the Law Firm of Baker and McKenzie. Petrello worked for the law firm for 12 years from 1979 to 1991. At the about the halfway mark of his tenure with the firm he became managing partner of the company‘s New York office. He would continue to be the managing partner until leaving the company in 1991.
Petrello would leave Baker and Mckenzie to become the Cheif Operating Officer of Nabors Industries Ltd. After just one year with the company, Petrello was appointed to be President of the Nabors in 1992. He would be the COO of the company for 11 years before being appointed to be Deputy Chairman of Nabors. A position he would hold until 2012. In 2012 he was named the Chief Executive Officer of Nabors, a position he still holds today.Anthony is married to his wife Cynthia. Together they have a daughter, Carena, and the three currently resides in Houston, Texas. Carena being born early at 24 weeks and weighing only 20 ounces, was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), a neurological disease in premature infants caused by a lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain.
Carena developed cerebral palsy, and other developmental delay issues as a result of her condition. The Petrellos are extremely devoted to finding answers to these issues. With Anthony being the current Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital, the Petrello’s have started raising money and awareness for further research on their daughter’s condition. Not just for the benefit of Carena but for the benefit of many others, around the world. Together the Petrello’s led Texas Children’s last campaign to extreme success and it shattered all expectations. Th campaign raised over 500 million dollars making it the largest in the Hospital’s history. Learn More.