Anyone in the industry knows about Anthony Petrello. He is the CEO of Nabors Industries, which was founded in 1968 as Anglo Energy. Anthony Petrello was hired in the year of 1991 to become Deputy Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer at Nabors.
He had previously worked at New York Office of the law firm Baker & McKenzie. He was there from 1986 until 1991, when he went over to Nabors.
After Anthony Petrello came into the scene, the company started doing better than it ever did before. In the year 1992, just a year after he came, Nabors earned forty four million dollars. A few years later, Nabors got moved to S&P 500 Index of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States. This was all after Anthony Petrello put his skills to work. There was an entire article in The Daily Beast written by a former roommate of Anthony. He said he was jealous that his former roommate become so successful.
He made it to the top paid bosses list of Forbes. In 1997, Anthony and his wife Cynthia Petrello has a baby girl at the Houston Women’s Hospital. The baby had VL (periventricular leukomalacia). It is a condition that is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. She developed cerebral palsy. This lead to Anthony starting to look at areas of his life. He decided to start donating to charity to help children born with neurological diseases. He found some allies, including Dan Duncan, and he donated a lot of money to Texas Children’s Hospital Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.
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