The current Chief Executive and Chairman of Nabors Industries, Anthony Petrello, is known for his generous mind as he contributes a significant portion of wealth and time for various philanthropic activities. When he was stepping up his career ladder, he got more involved into the generous activities. Petrello is a major contributor to scientific researches aimed to address the medical conditions of the human beings. He and his wife, Cynthia Petrello, donated $5 million for medical research and pledged another $2 million. It should be noted that Carena, their only daughter, is a premature child. She is already 8 years old and started chewing food last year.
Carena was the prey of a neurological disorder that disturbed her ability to walk, eat, and speak. The little girl had to chew multiple times before her brain captured the pattern. For both Anthony and Cynthia, the little girl is the inspiration to serve the society, and donating money to various research groups is to cure her and help children with the similar disorder. Carena was born when she was six months old. This caused her having periventricular leukomalacia, a relatively common disease among premature babies. Due to the insufficient flow of oxygen, the medical condition finally transformed to cerebral palsy.
Both Anthony and Cynthia pray to the god for a divine intervention for their daughter. They agree that after learning their daughter’s condition, they became more humble. Anthony is on the boards of Texas Children’s Hospital, a hospital with dedicated researchers working on complex neurological conditions in children. It also gives him an opportunity to get his daughter examined on a daily basis. Additionally, he gets a chance to oversee the research and development in neurological disorders while being a part of it. Apart from donating huge sums, Anthony encourages other billionaires and colleagues to donate and support the initiatives of the hospital.
Anthony Petrello started his career with Baker & McKenzie, a prominent law firm, in the year 1971. He focused on taxation, general code of law, and international arbitration. In 1991, Anthony joined Nabors as its Chief Operating Officer continued in the same role until 2011.
In 2011, he was elected as the CEO and President of the firm, and a year later, he was elected as the Chairman of the Board. Petrello completed his Law graduation from the Harvard Law School. He also earned his bachelor’s and masters from the reputed Yale University in mathematics.