Here the name Tony Petrello, the world thinks, powerful executive with privilege and power. You would be correct, because Petrello runs the largest oil drilling company on earth, but it was a long arduous road. Tony grew up in Newark New Jersey, from a working class home, didn’t have it easy. Tony’s hard work and perseverance have paid off in dividends. You see, Nabour Industries (NYSE: NBR) operates over 500 rigs in 26 countries, does it very well. President, Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries is a truly demanding job. Tony has manage corporate, financial & governmental interest, not to mention Nabours shareholders. Yet, Tony has managed to juggles these responsibilities since 1991, while increasing Nabors stock values. Tony has been instrumental in evolving Nabours (NYSE: NBR) into a powerful business. Tony throughout his life strives for excellence, no matter what he does. Prior to coming to Nabors; Tony Petrello started his collegiate studies at Yale, where he received several advanced degrees in Mathematics. Tony attended Yale on a full scholarship, due to his relentless pursuit of excellence. Later, Tony earned a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. Baker & Mckenzie Law Firm is were Tony practice corporate law for years, before he departed Tony was made partner in the firm. Tony Petrello Welcomes Tommy Tune Home To Houston
Tony and wife Cynthia were dealt a heavy blow, after the birth of their daughter Carena.
Carena was born in 1997, but born premature she developed periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), which can be common among preemies. Carena has to work very hard a achieve simple movements, such as feeding, walking. Tony and Cynthia were committed to fostering Carena’s development, no matter the cost. They enlisted the assistance of Texas Children Hospital who was able to cater to Caren’s medical issues. Tony & Cynthia soon discovered that not much was known about the causes of Carena’s condition. The Petrillo’s knew that money was needed to find the answer to Carena’s issue. 5 million dollar was donated by the Petrillo’s, to fund research, another 2 million dollars was also gifted. Tony was able to persuade others to help with the worthy cause; Dan & Jan Duncan were incredibly generous with a 50 million dollar donation. The Dan & Jan Neurological Research Institute was created to discover a cure for PVL and other childhood neurological diseases. Tony & Cynthia have been humbled by such a difficult journey, that they have been chosen to take. They are confident that a cure for PVL will be discovered soon, but until then, will keep positive and hopeful.
Tony Petrello showed his caring spirit with a dear friend, Serge Lang was Tony’s professor at Yale. They developed a strong friendship which lasted years. After Serge’s death, Tony gifts 150,000 dollars to Yale’s Endowment Fund, then he matched the amount up to 150,000 dollars. Tony has a long history of generosity toward others, which highlights his caring nature.