Tony Petrello still exercises his philanthropic activities to date. He has lately donated a large sum of money to a research institute totaling $5 million and plans to add onto in $2 million. Moreover, he plans to contribute to fundraising plans of the research institute.
Tony Petrello’s daughter Carena who is eight years old suffers from periventricular leukomalacia. She is currently learning to chew solid food. She can now successfully chew solid foods after a long time in training mixed with sheer determination. The condition affects her nervous system making it difficult for her to learn the common things that other children do in her age. She has the next project in learning how to walk and talk. Carena was born prematurely at the sixth month with a weight of only 20 ounces. She was later discovered with the condition that is common among premature babies and is caused by lack of sufficient blood flow to the brain. The condition leads to cerebral palsy.
Tony Petrello has decided together with his wife to ensure that their daughter gets the right remedy. As a result, they ended up in the Texas Children Hospital. Their core mission was to make it possible for Carena and children with the same problem as their daughter to grow up and achieve their ambitions. Tony Petrello able to contribute towards healthcare through the firm created by Dan Duncan. They have also contributed fifty million dollars to the development of the Jan Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.
Tony Petrello attained his master’s degree mathematics from Yale University after getting a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the same university. He furthered his education to get a jury’s doctorate from the law school at Harvard University. Later on, he started a career in law at the Baker & McKenzie, a firm that was majoring in general corporate law, international arbitration and taxation. He joined the firm in the year 1979. Tony Petrello later climbed to become the managing partner after seven years in the firm. Afterwards, he decided to leave the firm and join the Nabor Industries where he is currently working.
Tony Petrello joined the company as a member of the board of directors in the year 1991. He was again elected as the executive committee of the board. Tony Petrello served as the chief operating officer and continued on the rise to become the deputy chairman of the board in the year 2003. In 2011, he became the CEO of the industries.