Anthony Petrello, also known as Tony, isn’t just the leader of the worlds largest drilling company, he’s also a visionary.
As CEO of Nabors Industries, Petrello has proven his worth, not only in the drilling of oil and natural gas but also in philanthropy. Petrello has demonstrated that his empathy goes deeper than his drills.
The devastation left in the path of Hurricane Harvey in 2017 was overwhelming, leaving Houston and the surrounding areas with both physical and financial challenges. Without resources, the area was at a logistical standstill. Tony Petrello wasted no time in demonstrating that Nabors Industries was more than a drilling company, they were part of the community and were ready to give back in anyway they could. Petrello offered paid time off to those employees who were willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work assisting with the cleanup and rebuilding. However, Tony Petrello knew it would take more than manpower, it would take money. The employees of Nabors reflected Petrello’s compassion and generosity by raising $173,000, a sum Petrello matched.
Petrello hasn’t forgotten his humble roots. As a child growing up in Newark, NJ, the son of a working-class family, Petrello was instilled with a hard work ethic early on. This ethic demonstrated itself when Petrello was rewarded with a full scholarship to Yale University. Realizing the value of an education and the potential in others who may not have the financial resources to attend a world-renowned university, Petrello generously donated $150,000 to a yearly award to his alma mater.
It during his years at college, that Anthony Petrello met his girlfriend, Cynthia. They would later marry and have a daughter, Carena. Carena was born with neurological complications. Diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia, Carena was limited in motor skills. Because of their daughter’s complications and their determination to give support and compassion to other families, the Petrello’s donated $7 million to the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, a part of the Texas Children’s Hospital.
Recently, the Petrellos welcomed Broadway star and Houston native, Tommy Tune, to their Shadyside estate by hosting a party, showing Tony Petrello’s kindness and generosity also extend to the arts.
Tony Petrello is a man who leads by demonstration, paving the way for others to follow his path of compassion and generosity.
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