Anthony Petrello: Business Man And Philanthropist

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Anthony Petrello earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in mathematics from Yale University. He then earned his JD from Harvard Law School. Anthony worked long hours as the managing partner of the corporate law firm Baker & McKenzie in the New York office for thirteen years.

Mr. Tony Petrello joined Nabors Industries LLC, a leading oil rig contracting company, in 1991. During his tenure at Nabors Industries LLC, he served in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer, then Chief Executive officer. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Nabors Industries LLC in 1991 and has been serving as the Chairman of the Board since 2012.

In addition to his successful career, Anthony Petrello is a philanthropist. In 1997, his daughter Carena was born prematurely. Carena developed periventricular leukomalacia which can occur in premature infants. Periventricular leukomalacia is a neurological disease that is caused by a lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain. Carena’s PVL resulted in developmental delays, including cerebral palsy. Things that most children can do independently like eating and walking are often difficult or even impossible for people with cerebral palsy. Inspired by their daughter’s struggles, Anthony and his wife Cynthia began investing in medical research facilities around the world to research children’s illnesses. Their personal donations and fundraising efforts have allowed for research that will help millions of children improve their lives.

Learn more about Tony Petrello: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/30/my-college-roommate-is-now-the-richest-ceo-in-america.html