There is a widely held belief, perhaps justifiably, that oil executives are mostly greedy and vain individuals with little regard for the welfare of others. This notion has been brought about by the excesses of most people in this profession. However, Nabor Industries chief executive officer Tony Petrello seems to be cut from a different clothe. Mr. Petrello has been actively involved in philanthropy even before his ascension to the helm of the global oil industry giant. Even at the highest point in his career, Tony Petrello has remained committed to his philanthropic and charitable nature and has been actively involved in financing projects that are dedicated to making human life better.

Tony Petrello’s charitable ways were further enhanced by the premature birth of his daughter. Carena, as the child has been named, was diagnosed with neurological disorder which impaired her ability to eat, walk and talk, delaying these functions for her. Since her birth and diagnosis, Mr. Petrello has become particularly involved in offering financial and emotional support to scientific research organizations in the medical community. Thus far, he and his wife, Cynthia, have donated more than 5 million dollars to medical, scientific research, with a pledge to donate 2 million more dollars to see such research come to fruition. They hope that the results of the research will prove beneficial and life-changing for many people the world over and not only for their daughter Carena.

Tony Petrello comes from humble beginnings and his rise to the helm of one of the biggest oil companies in the world has been the result of persistence, perseverance and consistence. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Mr. Petrello had to rely on a public school scholarship program to pursue his degree in Mathematics from Yale. He was an outstanding student with a great promise for the future and great talent in mathematical studies, proceeding to attain a Masters in the course from the same university. He then decided to pursue a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Tony Petrello joined the Baker & McKenzie law firm immediately after leaving Harvard in 1979, only leaving in 1991 having risen to the position of managing partner in the firms New York office. He left this job to join Nabor Industries in the position of president. Nabor Industries had been a client for Baker & McKenzie law firm before they extended the job offer to Mr. Petrello, obviously having been impressed by his immense talent. Petrello later expanded his portfolio n Nabor Industries, assuming the role of chief operating officer in 2011.

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