The Charitable Leader Tony Petrello

Tony Petrello is the President, CEO, and chairman of Nabors Industries Ltd located in Hamilton, Bermuda. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Yale University. He also received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. In 1979, he began his career at the law firm Baker & McKenzie as managing partner. He then began working for Nabors Industries in 1991.

Nabors Industries is a leader in oil and gas drilling and controls the world’s largest drill rig fleets. They specialize in land drilling, offshore drilling, specialty rigs, rig equipment, drilling technology and directional drilling. The company was founded in 1952 by Clair Nabors in Alaska and has grown into an international success providing oil and gas drilling contractors to the entire world.

Since becoming successful, Petrello has started giving back and contributes to charitable organizations. His daughter was born prematurely and suffers from cerebral palsy. He supports the Neurological Research Institute in Houston, Texas in an effort to improve treatment options. He has donated $50 million to the institute and helped them become an established medical facility. He is also a member of the Texas Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees. He has created a $150,000 endowment honoring his deceased friend Serge Lang at Yale University. This endowment will be given to outstanding mathematics students.

During Hurricane Harvey, Petrello assisted his community by allowing employees to help and donated $173,622 to the relief fund. They named the charitable effort the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund. The employees participated by providing hot cooked meals three times a day to families. Petrello has donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Bike MS and has donated over $3 million to employees children of Nabors Industries for education scholarships.

Recently, Anthony Petrello invited Tommy Tune to his home to welcome him back to Houston. Tommy is a native of Texas and attended Lamar High School. He is a Tony Award winner and has starred on Broadway in “Grand Hotel,” “The Will Rogers Follies,” “A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine,” just to name a few. He was greeted with a party at Petrello’s house that included cocktails and appetizers.

Even though, Tony Petrello struggled as a child he never gave up and worked hard to achieve success. His tenacity has paid off, and he now leads the world’s largest provider of oil and gas company.

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