Despite the fact that most Americans perceive wealthy oil executives as greedy and vain, that is far from the truth in the case of Tony Petrello. His personality is totally different from the common perception. There are a number of executives in the oil industry who are involved in philanthropy and Tony Petrello is one of them especially in Houston. Before Mr. Petrello became the CEO of Nabors Industries, he had a caring heart. His involvement in several philanthropic causes increased after his daughter was born prematurely.
Tony and Cynthia Petrello’s Commitment to Donate Money
Tony Petrello and his wife, Cynthia, committed themselves to offering emotional and financial support towards scientific researchers working in the medical community. The couple had already donated $5 million and pledged to add a further $2 million to help in bringing new studies to fruition. The Petrello family committed to donate large sums of money due to their daughter. Tony Petrello appreciates whenever he watches his daughter take breakfast as he considers it a blessing. His daughter, Carena, is already eight years old but started chewing food in 2016.
Seeking for a Cure
Carena suffers neurological disorder that impinges on her brain’s capability to walk, speak and eat. Carena had to go through a series of recurring chewing motions over a million times in order to enable her brain recognize and get used to the pattern. Carena has been a great motivation to the couple to donate huge sums of money aimed at assisting researchers gets a cure for her condition. The little girl keeps inspiring the couple to try all leads available to get a cure with her sincere kindness and attitude.
Carena was born prematurely at six months and this caused her to get periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). Her disorder is common all over the world especially among premature babies due to less oxygen reaching the brain. Her condition deteriorated and transformed into cerebral palsy, which affected her motor skills and caused developmental delays.
About Tony Petrello
Anthony Petrello has been the CEO at Nabors Industries Limited from October 28, 2011 as well as its president since the year 1991. Tony Petrello at one point served as the chief operating officer at nabors Industries Limited from 1991 to October 2011. He worked at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie from 1979 – 1991 and served as the managing partner of office based in New York (1986 – 1991). Tony Petrello has a degree in J.D. from the Harvard Law School.