Tony Petrello’s resolve to fight periventricular leukomalacia

In recent times, Tony Petrello, the chief executive officer at Nabors industries ltd has been on high spirits philanthropically speaking. He recently gave a research entity $5 million with a pledge of topping it up with another $2 million in the near future. Tony further committed to being at the forefront in leading the fundraising efforts of the noble cause.

Tony’s motivation to help comes from someone close to his heart – his beloved daughter Carena. The story of Carena begins at birth which happened to be preterm given that she was born at just 24 weeks weighing 20 ounces. The doctors later established that she was suffering from periventricular leukomalacia, a disease caused by insufficient blood flow to the brain leading to cerebral palsy and delays in development. The disease is common in preterm babies. At eight years old now, Carena recently began eating solid food and she is yet to start walking and talking properly.

After having learned what their daughter was going through, Tony and his wife decided to find help at a pediatric research institution. It turns out that what they were looking for was Texas Children’s Hospital Neurological Research Institute. Their objective is to make certain that all kids suffering from periventricular leukomalacia will be in a position to live a normal life.

Who is Tony Petrello?

Tony Petrello went to Yale University where he graduated with BSc Degree in Mathematics. He then proceeded for a Master of Science in Mathematics from the same University. Tony later joined Harvard Law School consequently graduating with a Juris Doctor.

In 1979, Tony began his career at Baker & McKenzie law firm. Baker & Mackenzie primarily deals in matters taxation, international arbitration, and general corporate law. After working with the firm for 7 years, he made Managing Partner at the firm, a position he held and ran diligently for 5 years before resigning and moving to Nabors Industries.

In 1991, Tony Petrello was elected as a member of the Board of Directors and also as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Nabors Industries Limited. In 2003, Tony became the Deputy Chairman. He served as the COO until October 2011 when he was appointed CEO. From the year 2012, Tony has been serving as the Chairman of the Board Nabors Industries Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Nabors Industries Limited.

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