Tony Petrello started in humble beginnings in Newark, New Jersey, but soon caught on to ways of success and accomplishments and made way for himself in the oil industry. Petrello is now the CEO of the worlds largest drilling company in the world, specialing in land-based drilling. Besides his for-profit work in the oil industry, Petrello has helped fund research to solve neurological diseases, which inflict humanity.
Anthony Petrello laid the foundations of his long-time career by attending the University of Yale, where he studied mathematics on a scholarship, then he graduated from Harvard Law School with a JD. Petrello’s great success comes from his dedication and commitment to continue working toward his goals combined with a willingness to learn from others. When Petrello was growing up, he had a strong bent towards scientific research and problem-solving.
His interest and dedication paid off when Yale University awarded Tony Petrello a scholarship to be mentored by Serge Lang. After Tony Petrello became a wealthy oil industry leader thru being CEO of Nabors drilling, Petrello set aside a sizable sum of money to have a scholarship funded at Yale University in honor of his late mentor, Serge Lang.
While working at the Law firm of Baker & McKenzie, he serviced one of the contracts with Nabors Drilling. The owners became very impressed with the enthusiasm of Petrello and started to offer him a position, which convinced Petrello to join Nabors as an executive. It was from these first steps to success that later catapulted Petrello to become the CEO of Nabors a few years later. To this day he continues his same work ethic while providing relief to local communities thru his charitable foundation.
Tony Petrello also enjoys giving back to the community, and this is one reason why he is on the Board of Texas Children’s Hospital. When Tony and Cynthia Petrello’s daughter was born with a rare disease which impairs motor skills called periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), there was no cure for this disease available to heal their daughter. Tony and Cynthia Petrel pledged 7 million dollars of their personal wealth to fund research and treatment for PVL.
Tony and Cynthia Petrello find great hope that their daughter Carena, as well as other children, who suffer from PVL, will one day be able to live up to their full potential thru the present research leading to a cure. With the help of contributions from the Petrello Foundation funding established the Neurological Research Institute, which provides hope for a future treatment for PVL.
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