Tony Petrello is popular as one of the top-paid CEOs in the United States. He heads an oil and natural gas drilling company known as Nabors Industries. It is the biggest drilling technology company in the world. It provides drilling equipment and services to oil and natural gas companies all over the world.
Tony Petrello joined the company in 1991 and has been a part of it since then. He has moved from the position of COO and president of the company to now the CEO and chairman of the executive committee of the board. His input in the company has transformed it from a small company in the early 1990s to now a global giant.
Tony Petrello may be known for his role in the management of Nabors Industries, but there is another field he is doing very well. He is in philanthropy, and his donations are making a huge transformation in the lives of the people. One of the missions he is supporting is the development of a neurological research center in Texas. The facility is located at the Texas children’s hospital. The facility is center for research and treatment of children with neurological disorders. One of the challenges that face this medical field is that there has never been research done to identify what causes neurological disorders in children.
Tony Petrello was inspired to engage in philanthropy by the condition of his daughter Carena who was born with a neurological disorder which later developed into Cerebral Palsy. This is a condition which has left her handicapped; she cannot coordinate movements and therefore eating or walking are very hard tasks for her. While Tony Petrello was looking for treatment, he did not get even a single hospital that could help her daughter. This was when he decided to go back to Texas and work with Texas children’s Hospital so that they could start a facility that could come up with a solution to neurological disorders in children.
Tony has been contributing funds to this facility. So far, he has given out $7 million which have gone to equipping the facility and getting the world’s top doctors and surgeons. Petrello hopes that one day the facility will come up with a solution to the cause of neurological disorders in children. This is the only way, her daughter and thousands of many other children from all over the world can get to live a better life.