The journey of Anthony Petrello

Anthony Petrello is the Chief Executive Officer, chairman of the board and executive committee of Nabors industries. This is the world largest land-based drilling contractor. Nabors is hired by companies to drill gas wells and oil.

Like many successful leaders, Anthony Petrello is ultra-competitive and is always on the lookout for ways to make his company stand out from the rest. Anthony provides planning strategies that help the company to grow and prosper in their industry. He holds a Bachelors and Master’s degree in mathematics from Yale University and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard. His lecturers have an incredible view of him due to his consistent academic excellence. All of them already predicted that he would change the world.

Before working for Nabor industries, Anthony Petrello worked with the law firm Baker and Mekenzie from 1979 until 1991. He also served as a director of Hilcorp Energy Company and Stevenson LLC. He is privileged to be a member of the board of trustees of Texas children’s hospital and an advocate for clinical and research program to address the needs of children with the neurological disorder.

According to the proxy statement filed for the fiscal year of 2015, Anthony Petrello earned in excess of twenty-seven million dollars in total compensation on Salary.com, out of which he received one and half million dollars in salary, seven million dollars in bonus and one million three hundred dollars from other compensation sources.

Anthony Petrello is married to the former New York actress Cynthia. They were blessed with a beautiful baby girl in 1997 and they called her Carena Francesca. The baby was born at only twenty-four weeks, weighing twenty ounces and suffered from periventricular leukomalacia. This is a neurological disorder caused by lack of oxygen going to the brain in premature infants. Initially, doctors operated her to save her sight and heart but it eventually became clear that their daughter would suffer from Cerebral Palsy.

This was a daunting shock for the Petrello’s and as Carina grew older, she started to lose her ability to function properly. At the age of five, she lost her language ability and afterwards was not able to walk hence became subjected to the wheelchair.

Carena’s circumstances forced Anthony and his wife to rethink their priorities. By instincts of a problem-solving leader, Petrello became dedicated to knowing the causes of her daughter’s disorder and to find better ways to treat her neurological condition. Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=290691&privcapId=290681

Anthony said that as you realize your time here on earth is short; you will want to make a difference. He looked at the available research on her daughter’s neurological disorder but was shocked to know how little research has been done on this matter. In 2006, Petrello and his wife Cynthia made an all rounded fundraising on LinkedIn and made a commitment of seven million dollars for the research of neurological disorders. He was able to meet fellow enthusiast who wanted to know more about the disease.

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