Tony Petrello; The Man Behind Nabors Industries’ Success

Anthony Petrello is the CEO and President of Nabors Industries. Nabors Industries is a contract driller and field service company that operates in sites all over the world. Some of the services and products that the firm offers include offshore drilling, rig equipment, land drilling, and drilling software.

The company’s stock price has nearly tripled in a few years with Petrello as CEO. The company’s success led to an increase in his compensation. This resulted in him becoming the highest-paid CEO in 2013.

The shareholders of the company decided to limit the compensation paid to executives at the firm so that it could be re-invested in the business. They did this by limiting severance payment to three times the salary of an executive and by splitting the roles of CEO and chairman. This is the reason why Petrello fell on the list of highest-paid CEOs in the world.

Petrello earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from Yale. He also has a J.D from the Harvard Law School. He started his career at Baker & McKenzie as a lawyer after completing school. His work focused on taxation, compliance, and corporate law. Petrello was appointed the managing director of the New York office in 1986. He served in this role until he retired in 1991.

Tony Petrello was appointed the President and COO of Nabors Industries in 1991. He was also elected to the executive committee of the board and the board of directors in the same year. Petrello was promoted to CEO in 2011. Petrello was appointed the Chairman of the board in mid-2012.

Thor Halvorssen the Human Rights Advocate.

Thor Halvorssen was born as Thor Leonardo Halvossen Mendoza in 9th March 1976.Thor is a human rights activist and film producer. He has been described by the New York Times as a champion of the underdogs and the powerless. A nationality of Venezuela, Thor Halvossen has made contributions in the areas of public policy, interest advocacy, individual rights and civil liberties.

Thor began human rights campaigns at an early age. As an adolescent in 1989 in London, he organized an opposition to the South African apartheid. When his father became a political prisoner in Venezuela, Thor became fully involved in the advocacy of the due process. In 2004, during a political protest his mother was shot, which made Thor start the New York based Human Rights Foundation. The main purpose of this organization is working toward liberating political prisoners and promoting tolerance and democracy in Latin America. Since the Human Right foundation started its operations, it has managed to secure freedom of seven of conscience, submitted amicus briefs in major international human rights cases, given evidence to Truth commissions, and published two books about the responsibility of the state.

Holvorssen, in 2009 founded a global of human rights advocates known as the Oslo Freedom Forum. The conferences have taken place annually since 2009. The Wired Magazine described it as “if the global human-rights movement were to create its own unified representative body, it would look something like this.” This forum has expanded his human rights’ complain scope which originally zeroed on combating left-wing populist authoritarianism in Latin America and now advocating worldwide change.

During these forums, Holvorssen has shown that he is intensely energetic; a characteristic that can be attributed to his personality and that translates well on TV and in front of the crowd. During the opening of the conference he starts by exhorting the crown to attend every speech and show up on time in each of them. The rest of the time he prefers to stay away from the stages, and instead works on their activities and help them network. His works in human right has put him at forefront of liberating the oppressed around the world.

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Dick DeVos the Philanthropist

Dick DeVos is widely recognized for his title as President of the Windquest Group, as well as his substantial political donations and for his politically active wife Betsy DeVos. Less known to me, was that he and the rest of the DeVos family are also substantially active philanthropists, donating almost 139 million dollars throughout their lifetimes. Former President of Amway and past CEO of Orlando Magic, Dick DeVos, along with his wife, gave almost 11.6 million dollars of charitable donations in the year 2015. I have also discovered that when they donate, they are specific in how it will be used in order to bring about the greatest positive impact.


The greatest percentage of Dick’s philanthropy, at 26%, is given to education and another 3% to groups striving for education reform. This is due largely to help achieve his ideal of an education system that uniformly provides a quality education without the quality depending on the location. With this in mind, DeVos launched the first aviation-themed charter school a little over 5 years ago. This school focuses its teaching on STEM, aeronautical engineering, and robotics to give students profitable and sought after skills. The charter collects students from 7 surrounding counties, 40% of whom are minorities, a third of whom are considered economically disadvantaged by current standards. The success of this school, I believe, is in part displayed by its 86% graduation rate, which DeVos is proud of but is more concerned that the students are receiving a positive experience and that it is satisfying the parents’ high expectations.


Dick and Betsy together also donated a whopping 22 million towards the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland to further the efforts of Michael Kaiser’s purpose to strengthen the business side of the arts. Both Kaiser and the DeVos believing that the future of the diverse global arts community depends on having quality arts management, to which I must agree. DeVos also made a monetary gift to the Spectrum Health Foundation, to obtain a top physician and researcher in childhood cancers for the Helen DeVos’ Children’s Hospital. This led to a dramatic increase in the survival rate of those treated there for childhood brain cancer. It is clear to see that DeVos is not only a philanthropist but one that plays an active role in seeing that his giving makes a positive difference.