Tony Petrello: A Well-Educated, Talented, Caring Human Being

Tony Petrello, the president, CEO and chairman of the Texas based oil and gas drilling giant Nabors Industries, has a solid educational background. A brilliant scholar in high school, he earned a scholarship to Yale where he got both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in mathematics. He then attended Harvard Law School where he earned his juris doctor. Petrello’s education continued when he was hired by Baker & McKenzie, a prestigious New York City law firm. He quickly mastered the necessary skills and gained the knowledge he needed to become managing partner.

It was while he was impressing the people at Baker & McKenzie that Nabors Industries, one of their biggest clients, became aware of Tony Petrello. They were so impressed with Petrello’s work ethic, educational background, qualifications and natural intelligence, Nabors Industries offered him an executive position even though he had no experience in the oil and gas industry. Petrello moved up the ranks at Nabors Industries and in 2015 they made him America’s highest paid CEO with a salary of over $68 million.

But Tony Petrello has proven to be more than just a brilliant student and outstanding chief executive. He is an even better person. When his daughter Carena was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia, Tony Petrello donated $7 million to Texas Children’s Hospital to help them build the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. Today the state-of-the-art facility has cutting-edge technology, industry leading medical specialists and provides care and improves the quality of life for countless children born with serious neurological conditions.

Petrello has continued to give generously of his time and talent to ensure the facility is able to help as many people as possible. The facility’s board so appreciate the work Tony Petrello has done they named him Texas Children’s Hospital Incorporated’s director.

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