Anthony Petrello The Man

It’s easy to look at Anthony Petrello and see just the President, chairman and CEO of Nabor’s Industries. It’s easy to forget that behind the businessman there is a person who has had to work hard to make that climb to the top. Not only that but he has a life like anyone else, as well as a personality.

Tony Petrello came from a working class family in Newark, New Jersey to attend Yale University, where his earned his MS as well as his BS. It’s from his college roommate, Llyod Grove, and his article in The Daily Beast that we get a glimpse at a young Petrello. Grove described him as being an extrovert who was quick to not only make jokes, but also was quick to laugh at the wit of others. Grove states that the Petrello he knew would be the first to laugh at negativity thrown his way. From Yale, Anthony went on to Harvard Law, after which he join the law firm Baker & McKenzie, where he served as Managing Partner of its New York Office.

Petrello holds the position of Director on the Board of Texas Children’s Hospital, a position that is near to his heart since the birth of his daughter Carena. Born early at 24 weeks and weighing only 20 ounces, she was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), a common neurological disease in premature infants. Finding there wasn’t much research for children’s neurological disorders he has donated millions to find answers.

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