Tony Petrello is not only a business management guru. He is also a philanthropist who have invested substantial amounts of time and money to help the needy in the society. In one of his fundraising efforts for the needy, together with his wife Cynthia, he donated $5million as a personal commitment. This amount was to be spent on research projects for medical cures for chronic diseases. As part of his efforts to help children suffering from chronic diseases, he acts as the director of Texas Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees. In his position as the director, he speaks on behalf of children suffering from neurological diseases. He addresses their plight and encourages the society to consider helping them. Personally, he has donated about $7 million to help the Texas Children’s Hospital facilitate medical care for the children. The facility has been at the fore front in promoting the status of these children in a big way.
As a philanthropist, Tony Petrello has been generous enough, helping multiple organizations. He has donated to educational institutions such as the Yale University. He believes that only through education can man change his life. Education according to him is like investing in the future. Since his graduation from the Yale University, he has maintained participation in the alumni group. He believes that were it not for the opportunity he was granted by the Yale university maybe he would not have achieved so much in life. He believes he has a role to play in helping others like him get an education opportunity one provided by Yale University during his early life.
Anthony loves his job. This is the reason he has never considered retiring despiting achieving almost everything in life. He believes his experience and participation is still needed in the society. He is more concerned with helping others than being the richest person out there. He will definitely leave a legacy that will be admired for years to come. He has steered Nabors Industries into growth that Petrello’s successors will surely need to work extra hard to maintain.
Tony Petrello is the chief executive officer and chairman of Nabors Industries. Nabors is the biggest oil drilling industry in the world with operation in almost every corner of this world. He joined the company in 1991 as a chief operating officer. He was poached from a law firm in New York where he was working as a managing partner.
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