Tony Petrello has created a good name in the oil and gas drilling industry for the past six years for his role as the CEO of Nabors Industries. He took office as the CEO in October 2001, and since then, he has been leading the company, helping it make the best decision which has expanded its business operations over the years. His abilities as a top-notch business leader cannot be out into question looking at the track record that he has at Nabors Industries since 1991 when he started working for the company. Tony Petrello has helped the company with the day to day management of the company as well as putting in place a strategic long-term for the company together. His success proves his abilities as a mathematician and a lawyer he was before becoming a business executive. He is a naturally talented problems solver.
Tony Petrello has established himself as a leader in other fields other than business. Together with his wife named Cynthia, they have been generous philanthropists. They have contributed immensely towards the establishment of a neurological research center at the Texas Children’s Hospital. They have contributed $5 million to this cause and have promised to contribute more in future.
The neurological research is personal to the Petrello since their daughter named Carena is suffering from a neurological condition known as periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). This is a condition which led to the development of Cerebral Palsy. With this condition, their daughter is unable to do some basic body functions such as walking, talking and eating, he has to be trained how to do. Tony Petrello and his Dedication to Philanthropic Causes.
Tony Petrello spent years looking for good treatment for her daughter, but he came to realize that in the whole world, no facility could offer the treatment that her daughter needed. That is when he came up with the decision to support the establishment of a world-class facility. The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Center will be the first center that is dedicated to research and treatment of neurological disorders in children.
Tony and Cynthia co-chair the fundraising committee for the facility. So far, they have assisted in raising over $500 million.
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