Anthony Petrello became the deputy chairman, president, and chief operating officer of Nabor Industries. Prior to this, he was the managing partner of the law firm Baker & McKenzie, located in New York. Nabor Industries, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, was founded in 1968 and was originally named Anglo Energy, Ltd. Nabor Industries is an oil, geothermal drilling, and natural gas contractor. Essentially, Nabor Industries is hired by various oil companies to drill oil and gas wells. Today, they are the largest land-based drilling company. They currently operate in several different locations including North and South America, the Middle and the Far East, and Africa.
Anthony Petrello is a Newark native but migrated to Houston, Texas where he would become the president of Nabors Industry. When first moving to Houston, he dedicated most of his time to his career. He and his wife, Cynthia Petrello (a former soap opera actress and producer) kept a small circle of friends during this time and really invested their energy into making progress in their professional lives. In a recent article written by Anthony’s former college roommate, it is discovered that he was a mathematical genius. He became the protege of Professor Serge Lang who was a world-renowned mathematician. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics from Yale and a law degree from Harvard. Anthony Petrello is also heavily involved in philanthropy. When he and his wife, Cynthia Carrafa, discovered that their daughter, Carena who was born with PVL (periventricular leukomalacia), had developed cerebral palsy they donated $7 million towards research. Their donation went to a neurological research center at Texas Children’s Hospital. Anthony has worked closely with the Hospital and hopes that they can conduct more research into the causes of neurological disorders in children. He hopes that the research will be able to change the odds for millions of children.