As the President, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of a large oil industry support company, Anthony Petrello has achieved great success in business. However, that does not protect anyone from medical problems. He and his wife’s daughter, Carena, was born with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL).
PVL is a form of infant brain injury with damage to the white tissue close to the lateral ventricles. It often leads to developmental issues and problems of the nervous system. Later in life it becomes cerebral palsy or epilepsy. By eight years of age, Carena mastered chewing solid food. However, she still needed to learn to walk and talk.
Now Anthony Petrello serves on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Children’s Hospital and contributes wonderful amounts of money to the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.Petrello was first elected to the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee of Nabors Industries Ltd in 1991. He’s served many roles for the firm, which is a holding company for Nabors Exchange. He began as Chief Operating Officer. He became President in 1992, and so served as both President and Chief Operating Officer from 1992 through October 28, 2011.
He also became Deputy Chairman in 2003. In June 2012 Petrello became Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Board. Prior to Nabors, Petrello worked with the law firm Baker & McKenzie. He served as Managing Partner of their New York Office. He has a degree in Math from Yale University and a diploma from Harvard Law School.