Many CEO’s find themselves running their business and their business alone. Meanwhile, other key components of life, family, friends, and community service, take the back burner. This is not true of CEO of Nabors Industries, Anthony Petrello. Since beginning work with Nabors in 1991, the company has only seen tremendous growth. But Anthony is well rounded in conducting excellence business operations, spending quality time with his family, and activity donating his resources to his community.
Anthony Petrello obtained a law degree from Harvard Law, where he practiced before working for Nabors. Anthony always considered himself someone who worked hard. His hard work allowed almost any business venture he endeavored to be a success. For Nabors, he helped them establish safer standards for oil drilling. He helped them establish relationships internationally as now they are the leading supplier of offshore drill rigs. They currently have more than 500 operational drills in 25 countries. The skills, talent, and work ethic Anthony apply to all areas of his life seemed to all be his way out of a tough spot. However, he came to a roadblock with his daughter.
Anthony and his wife were blessed with a baby girl, Carena, 8 years ago. She was born prematurely, this caused her to have PVL (periventricular leukomalacia) upon arrival to this world. The PVL then soon after caused cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder affecting developmental abilities. At 8 years old Carena is finally learning to eat on her own. Sheer willpower and hard work had for the first time not been able to solve a problem for Anthony. This personal hardship led him to become very active in the medical research field. He and his wife have donated over $5 million dollars, and are pledged for another $2 million in the coming years.
Anthony brought success to Nabors through new practices and expert tools for oil drilling. Now he is helping launch the Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. Anthony believes the more resources they can provide the many doctors, studying all neurological disorders, perhaps can help their daughter. Anthony realizes its bigger than his daughter, but potentially life-changing for all people with neurological disorders.
Both Anthony and his wife constantly sign up for attendance at charity events, speaking engagements, and writing opportunities to get the word out about neurological disorders. Their innate determination is changing the future of many suffering from neurological disorders.