Anthony Petrello is the serving President of Nabors Industries. He is a happy family man, married to his college sweetheart Cynthia Carafa. Cynthia is a film producer and soap opera actress. Anthony and Cynthia participate actively in philanthropic activities, and together they have funded the neurological research center in Texas Children Hospital giving a donation of $7 million.
The charity work was inspired by their daughter who was born prematurely and suffers from cerebral palsy. According to them, every day is a miracle, for every time their daughter wakes up in the morning and does something as simple as chewing, they are amazed. This gave them an insight into the struggles of parents raising children who suffer similar condition and might not have the financial capability to take care of their children who have special needs.
The research center funded by Anthony and Cynthia carries out pediatric research in various institutions across the world like UCLA. From the findings of the research, Anthony concluded that there is the need for translational research to make a difference, but no one is doing it. He takes note of the fact that there are few brain research centres for adults but none for children.
Anthony Petrolle was elected in the executive committee and Board of Directors of Nabors Industries in the year 1991 and has served as the C.E.O since 2011. Anthony is also a director at Texas Children Hospital. He has served as the chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board since June 2012. Nabors Industries is among the world’s largest drilling contracting firms.Nabors Industries Ltd is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. The company drills natural and geothermal gas in America, the Middle East, and Africa. Nabors also provides onshore well servicing and offshore drilling rig servicing in North America.According to Anthony’s college roommate, Lloyd Grove, Tony was a skinny boy with a loud mouth, and he had a Jersey accent. He was a very jovial student making jokes over lunch break and sometimes he would laugh at his jokes. He believes Anthony still has a remarkable sense of humor just like those days.