Oil industry executive Anthony Petrello is not only a talented, successful and experienced professional, he’s also a dedicated philanthropist. Petrello donates his time, money and expertise to charitable organizations and causes in Houston, Texas and nationwide. Long known as a person with a caring heart, the CEO of Nabors Industries became even more committed to philanthropic activity when his daughter Carena was born prematurely and diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia. Now she is 8 years old and the Petrellos count their blessings daily with every milestone she reaches.
Anthony Petrello and his wife Cynthia have become nationally known as philanthropists that give generously to several charitable causes. Their support for the medical community’s scientific researchers has been significant and consistent. Anthony Petrello gave $5 million to researchers working on neurological issues and has pledged to donate an additional $2 million. Their daughter’s progress serves as motivation and a reminder of what can be accomplished when scientific researchers get the support they need. Carena’s positive attitude and kind, loving nature brings joy to the heart of her parents.
Being born at six months caused Carena to have periventricular leukomalacia. The condition is common is premature babies when sufficient oxygen doesn’t get to their brains. The illness turned into cerebral palsy and has affected Carena’s motor skills and led to other developmental delays. Anthony and Cynthia Petrello say this has been a humbling experience and they are on their knees praying for divine and a miraculous cure every day. The Real Story Behind Anthony Petrello’s Success as CEO of Nabors Industries
Anthony Petrello was a brilliant student. He graduated from Yale University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics. He then attended Harvard Law School and earned his law degree. Anthony Petrello opted to become an oil industry executive. Today, the Newark, New Jersey native is president and CEO of the Houston, Texas based global oil industry giant Nabors Industries. Still, Anthony Petrello continues to support research into brain disorders. He works closely with the dedicated doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital and is convinced better days are ahead for children with brain disorders.
Texas Children’s Hospital is building the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute and the Petrellos are two of the project’s chief fundraisers. Plus, Anthony Petrello’s beloved mentor and teacher at Yale, respected mathematician and author Professor Serge Lang recently passed away. Petrello announced plans to donate at least $150,000 in order to create an endowment fund to honor his memory. Every Dollar to Newark Academy’s Rise & Flourish Campaign Matched in 2017