Tony Petrello is not only a family man but a generous philanthropist, and Chairman, President, and CEO of Nabors Industries Ltd. Petrello became CEO of the company in October of 2011 and has held the title of President since 1992. Nabors Industries Ltd.has been in the business of drilling for oil and gas in over 20 countries. Anthony Petrello has continued to lead Nabors Industries as the leading provider for offshore drilling rigs for the US market. Beyond Tony Petrello’s prowress in the business world on Bloomberg, he is a man of many facets.
Tony Petrello was noted by his Fresman college roommate as a thin “public-school scholarship kid” from Newark, New Jersey. He stood out amongst his fellow students, especially because of his attitude which sharply contrasted to popular opinion on decorum. Anthony Petrello as a Freshman enjoyed joking but possessed an eager demeanor. Tony was also known for being a math whiz, and had the fortune to be under the tutelage of Professor Serge Lange, while attending Yale University. Tony Petrello recieved his Bachelor and Master degrees both from Yale University. Reference: http://www.nri.texaschildrens.org/give_gift/leaders_giving/cynthia_tony_petrello.aspx
Passionate for a Cure
Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia donated 5 million dollars to the Texas Children’s Hospital Neurological Research Institute on Salary.com, focusing on researching a cure for neurological disorders, especially those that affect children. Tony Petrello knows first hand the struggle that parents go through, and the need for greater research for neurological derived developmental conditions. Tony’s daughter Carena, age 8 suffers from periventricular leukomalacia. Little Carena was diagnosed with PVL due to being born premature at only 24 weeks. Due to her health condition, she subsequently developed cerebral palsy, which has caused severe developmental issues and delays.