Tony Petrello: CEO with a Cause

     Tony Petrello is a business leader and president and chief executive officer at Nabors Industries. He has a masters in mathematics from the University of Yale, where he was offered a full scholarship for his talents. He then moved on from mathematics to law and joined Harvard Law School where he graduated with his law degree. Before becoming CEO of Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello, worked his way up after having experience with many other businesses.

Though Petrello has been hugely successful with Nabors Industries, he also makes time for his philanthropic ventures. One of his biggest passions is helping those children who suffer from neurological disorders, like his daughter Carena. Carena was diagnosed with PVL (periventricular leukomalacia), a disorder that affects the brain’s ability to eat, speak, and walk. She has been a huge inspiration to Tony, and his wife Cynthia, and the motivation to donating their time and money to find a cure. This prompted Tony to volunteer to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Children’s Hospital. He advocates for children to make certain that they have access to the best care and resources to survive. He has donated over 7 million dollars to the hospital so that it could improve its care for the children, and continue their clinical research.

Tony Petrello’s generosity doesn’t stop there, he has also donated to educational institutions, like Yale University, where he donated 150 thousand dollars because he truly believes in the importance of investing in future through education. He has continued involvement with Yale because he believes his education to be a huge contributor to his success. He strives to provide others the same opportunity to have a successful educational career as he was at both Yale and Harvard.

Giving back to those in need seems to be in Tony Petrello’s nature, and is an important part of Nabors industries as well. After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, the employees stepped up, by taking time off to help with relief efforts. To show appreciation Tony ensured that those employees were given paid time off to help. The employees contributed over 170 thousand dollars for relief, and Tony matched the donation. They created the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund and they used their kitchen to cook large quantities of meals for those affected, three times a day. Tony Petrello is largely known for his charitable and philanthropic efforts.

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