Tony Petrello is the Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries Ltd, philanthropist, Director of Stewart and Stevenson, LLC, and serves as a Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital. He is originally from New Jersey and has earned his Jurisprudence Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, and also his Bachelor of Science and Master of science degrees in Mathematics from Yale University.
While Tony Petrello attended Yale University, professor Serge Lang had a long lasting impression and was a mentor to Tony. In his recent passing Tony made it his goal to keep this respected professor’s memory alive. He donated 150,000 dollars, with other graduates generously donating to this fund, Tony then matched their contributions an extra 150,000 in a form of a scholarship to represent their professors memory.
In 2017, after Hurricane Harvey devastated the town of Houston and it’s surrounding areas, the employees from company Nabors Industries, helped aid people who needed basic necessities. They would offer their time off work to travel to people who needed relief. Nabors Industries recognized their generosity within such a saddened time and offered to pay the employees for their efforts. Tony Petrello complemented the company’s relief donation, which was 173,622 dollars before his matching donation, this fund was called Nabors Disaster Relief Fund. Nabors also put an on-site kitchen that was to cook large amounts of food for families to have three times a day.
Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia are philanthropic advocates and very active in such causes. Their daughter Carena was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia or PVL when she was born. This neurological disorder affect her brains ability to achieve basic functions such as eat, walk, or talk. She was born prematurely at only six months gestation which caused her to have PVL, which can turn into other illness’s in which like Carena’s case hers transmitted into cerebral palsy. Although this illness is rather common, Tony and his wife had to make more than several attempts to find answers on their daughters options of treatment. Therefore realizing there is a lack of research on such illness’s. Carena still has a positive attitude and is kind to everyone she meets despite her hardships that no child should have to endure. As a result to her illness and lack of research Tony and Cynthia have donated 7 million dollars to research in hopes for a cure.