Tony Petrello recently helped launch the Neurological Research Institute located at Texas Children’s Hospital. Mr. Petrello is known for actively engaging in philanthropic causes of immense value to the human race. Together with his wife, he contributed $5 million towards the institute’s role in fighting debilitating and life-threatening neurological diseases affecting children. He has pledged an additional $2 million to be given to the hospital in the coming years. For Tony, this particular cause is close to his heart since he has a daughter with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). As a result of the PVL, his daughter developed cerebral palsy and will, therefore, have to learn to do everything that comes naturally to other children. Not only does he give his money towards such noble causes, but he also gives his time by speaking and writing on them. Tony Petrello is currently a director of Texas Children’s Hospital Inc.
Growing Nabors Industries
Nabors Industries is the world’s largest land-based oil and natural gas drilling company on land. The company provides drilling rigs in different parts of the world and also provides additional services needed in the industry such as directional drilling services and performance tools. Under the leadership of Tony Petrello, the current chairman of the board, president, and CEO of Nabors Industries, the firm has cemented its authority as a leader in the industry. Using excellent leadership skills, Tony Petrello has ensured that Nabors Industries is known for setting new standards and transforming the industry. His thorough understanding of the industry, business acumen, and strict work ethic has helped his company navigate unchartered waters while experiencing years of steady growth. Additionally, during his tenure, the company has increased its workforce even as other companies were cutting down theirs.
Previous Work Experience
Before rising to the position of CEO and president of the board at Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello put in many years serving in lower ranks at the company. He served as the deputy chairman of the board for many years before finally taking over at the helm of the company. Tony Petrello not only serves as a member of the board at Nabors Industries, but he is also a director at Stewart & Stevenson. Other leadership positions he has held to date include director at MediaOnDemand.com and as a managing partner at Baker & McKenzie, a law firm. Tony Petrello pursued his education at Yale University and Harvard Law School. His knowledge in law and mathematics has positively impacted his leadership abilities and business acumen.