Anthony Petrello’s Generous Neurological Research Institute

Anthony Petrello serves as the President and CEO of Nabors Industries. He also sits on the board and the executive committee as the company chairman. His academic record is interesting graduating with a J D degree from Harvard Law School. He then proceeded to Yale University graduating with a bachelor’s of science degree in mathematics and a master of science in mathematics from the same university.

Petrello started his career with Baker & Mackenzie in 1979. He became a managing partner in 1986 stationed at the firm’s New York office. In 1991, Petrello resigned from the law firm and joined Nabors Industries as the chief operating officer and rising to the rank of the company president a year later. He was appointed as the deputy company chairman in 2003 and rose to be the chairman in 2012. His appointment as the CEO of the company came in 2011. Nabors Industry is a leading global contractor drilling geothermal and natural gas. The company has its operations in US, Africa, and the Middle East.

Anthony Petrello and his wife Cynthia received the blessing of a daughter Carena. At the time of her birth, she was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) a condition that develops in children following lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain. Carena was born 24 weeks earlier and developed cerebral palsy a condition that delays developmental issues. Her parents devoted extensive resources to find a perfect solution to their daughter’s problem.

An extensive search for an institution to offer a full cure to his daughter’s condition yielded no results. He turned to Texas Children’s Hospital a facility that provided care to children with cerebral palsy. He posed the idea to the institution for a research center to undertake an extensive search for solutions to the condition. Petrello made a pledge of $7 million as an initiative for the new research center with an intention to offer further research to childhood disorders. Friends and relatives offered support to his effort that saw Dan and Jan Duncan Neurological Research Institute open its doors in 2010. The center continues to receive credit and support for its ever-of-a-kind initiative to brighten the future of children with disabilities.