When Tony Petrello found out his daughter had periventricular leukomalacia, like any other parent, he was devastated.

But instead of moping around and feeling sorry for himself, he immediately saw this as an opportunity to give back.

He and his wife are now donating millions of dollars to research initiatives with the hope of helping other children with the same disorder to be able to live happy, healthy and very fulfilled lives.

At this point there are two key organizations that Tony and his wife have contributed to. The first one is the Texas Children’s Hospital.

As a member of the Board of Trustees, Petrello already had a pretty significant relationship with this particular hospital.

In 2006, while on a mission to find out the root cause of neurological disorders in children, Petrello and his wife decided to donate $7 million to Texas Children’s Hospital.

Tony Petrello’s giving did not stop there. After his friend Serge Lang passed away, Tony wanted to commemorate his friend by contributing to an annual prize at Yale University, the school in which he received his two mathematics degrees.

He initially donated $150,000 towards the endowment. However, he will also be matching any gifts received by the university for the endowment up to $150,000.

About Tony Petrello

Mr. Petrello is a very intelligent man. Not only did he earn two degrees from Yale University, a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics, but he also got his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.

After graduating from Harvard he went on to work for the Baker & McKenzie law firm. In 1986, after being with the firm for only 7 years, Tony was promoted to Managing Partner.

That didn’t last long because in 1991 he decided to resign and start working for current employer, Nabors Industries.

When Tony first got to the company he was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Board and the Board of Directors for Nabors Industries.

In 2003 he took on a new position and became Deputy Chairman. By 2011 he had made his way to one of the top positions in the company and was serving as the Chief Executive Officer, a position he still holds till this very day.

Over the course of his career Petrello has also served in various Chairman and Executive Committee positions with the company.

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