Tony Petrello, the current Chief Executive Officer at Nabors Industries Ltd one of the biggest drilling contractors in the world, has been reported to be on a donating spree. He recently donated $5 million to a research institution with a strong promise of adding another $2 million in the coming days. He also gave his word that he will be using his connections in the corporate world to help in the fundraising efforts of the cause.
Tony’s driving force to help comes from someone he holds dear to his heart – his daughter Carena. Carena was born prematurely at just 24 weeks with a weight of 20 ounces. The medical practitioners later diagnosed her with periventricular leukomalacia. Periventricular leukomalacia is a disease that is caused by insufficient blood flow to the brain leading to cerebral palsy and developmental delays. The disease is common with babies born prematurely. Carena is eight years now and she just learned how to chew solid food, a miracle in the eyes of Tony and family.
However, Carena is yet to start walking and talking properly.
Having seen what their daughter was going through, Tony and his wife made a commitment to find help at a pediatric research institution not only for the dear Carena but also for other children who might be going through the same. Luckily enough, they found Texas Children’s Hospital Neurological Research Institute. Their mission is to make sure that all kids suffering from periventricular leukomalacia will be able to grow up and be able to live the American dream.
Who is Tony Petrello?
Tony Petrello is a Yale University graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. He also has a Master of Science in Mathematics from the same University. Tony has a Juris Doctor from the Harvard Law School.
Tony began his career at Baker & McKenzie law firm in 1979. After 7 years, Tony became a Managing Partner at the firm for 5 years before resigning and moving to Nabors Industries Ltd.
Tony Petrello became a member of the Nabors Board of Directors and also the Executive Committee of the Board in 1991. In 2003, Tony became the Deputy Chairman. He then served as Chief Operating Officer until October 2011. From the year 2012, Tony has been serving both as the Chairman of the Board and also as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Nabors Industries.
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