Anthony “Tony” Petrello was not always president and chief executive officer of Nabors industry. Petrello grew up in Italian neighborhood in Newark, a neighborhood that held honesty and work ethics above all else, and Anthony petrello carried these high standards of moral ethics with him even after he left to go to college. Now patrello holds not one, but two degrees in mathematics from Yale University and a degree from Harvard Law School.
Yale University had such an impact on Anthony Petrellos life that during a memorial service for his mentor and math professor Serge Lang, Petrello announced that he was establishing an endowment of $150,000 for mathematics scholarships and a promise to match donations up to another $150,000 in the memory of Professor Serge Lang.
After college Tony Petrello married his girlfriend Cynthia, and later they made their family bigger with a baby girl. Their daughter, Carena, was born three months premature, which caused an illness called periventricular leukomalacia. This illness eventually turned into cerebral palsy for little Carena.
The Petrellos believe that there is not enough research on brain disorders that affect children like Carena. Because of this they are very active members of the children’s Texas hospital Board of Trustees, and active in the Jan and Dan Duncan neurological research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Nabors Industries also shares a want to help people. Last year when Hurricane Harvey caused devastation to Texas employees of nabors Industries took time from work to help with the relief efforts. Nabors Industries encourage this by continuing to pay their employees that were working so hard to help relieve families of Texas. At the same time Anthony Petrello matched $170,622 that the employees of Nabors donated into the Nabors Industries disaster relief. This money was also used to help with the relief efforts, along with Nabours Industries kitchen. This kitchen fed the hungry local families three meals a day.
Nabors Industries charitable Foundation also contributed more then $3 million for educational scholarships to their employees and their children.