Tony Petrello became the President of the offshore drilling company called Nabors Industries in 1991, and was given the position as its CEO in 2011. The company is based in Houston, Texas and in Bermuda, and is considered to be one of the world’s largest natural gas drilling contractors in the U.S., Asia, The Middle East and Africa. Having a high proficiency in Math, the Chief Executive Officer attended Yale University on a full scholarship and earned both a BS and an MS degree there. He also went to Harvard Law School, where he received a JD degree. After college, he began his career at the law firm of Baker and McKenzie, a New-York based business where he was a Managing Partner.
Being that he is an advocate for clinical research programs that are geared toward finding treatments and cures for neurological disorders in children, Tony Petrello is a member of the Board of Trustees at Texas Children’s Hospital. His inspiration for supporting these types of programs came from his desire to find an adequate treatment option for his oldest daughter, Carena, who suffers from cerebral palsy. In his search for a treatment for his daughter’s neurological disease, he visited many medical facilities all over the world until he found one that could meet her specific needs. In 2010, he made a sizable donation of $50 million to the Neurological Research Institute in order for the organization to be able to open its doors.
Tony Petrello grew up in Newark, New Jersey in a working-class family. He began exhibiting exceptional mathematical skills at a very early age, grasping complicated subjects like Calculus. It was those skills that led to his being given a full academic scholarship to Yale University, which is a school where he later set up a fund for students who, like him, have shown great proficiency in Math subjects. He later developed excellent leadership ability that put him in the category among some of the most successful top executives in the country. Since he’s been working as the Chairman, CEO and President at Nabors Industries, he’s helped increase the company’s income and influence in the business industry substantially.
Nabors Industries, which was founded in 1952, is a leader in the offshore drilling rigs market, and Tony Petrello is a businessman that is known for caring about how his employees are treated. The successful executive and philanthropist currently lives in Houston, Texas.
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