In most companies, social responsibility is an integral part of their organizational culture. These companies never shy away from helping the community whenever there is a need. Top executives of these companies are the driving forces behind the positive contributions the companies make towards the community. Without such leaders, the organizations that previously prioritized social responsibility and giving back to the community would take a back seat on these activities.
An example of such companies and leaders include the Nabors industries and their chief executive officer, President and board Chairman Anthony Petrello. In an article titled “ How Tony Petrello Helped Houston With Hurricane Harvey Relief”, The Nabors industry and their Chief executive officer stand out as very caring towards the community and do not only focus on profit-making as most companies do.
The Hurricane Harvey left many people homeless after destroying homes and flooding streets. Supplies were scares and the demand for food became widespread in the region. Petrello’s present luxurious life has not overshadowed his humble origins. He still connects with the needs of the less fortunate and the victims of various disasters such as the Hurricane Harvey. He mobilized his team to reach out to everybody in need of help because of the disaster. People were able to see the Petrello who is famous for his philanthropic activities with the Neurological research institute at Texas children’s hospital and the endowment prize at Yale University. As the highest paid CEO, Petrello has earned his respect among his peers and continues to lead the way for other top executives to follow.
Philanthropic activities in Houston would be incomplete without the mention of Tony Petrello. Unlike other top executive officers, Petrello takes matters of social responsibility very seriously and practices them more often than most officers in his cadre. Petrello whose current position involves leading the largest Geothermal and natural gas drilling company in the world knows too well, what constitutes an effective social responsibility. Petrello holds J.D degree from Harvard and BS and MS degrees in Mathematics from Yale universities. He began his career in 1979 at Baker & McKenzie law firm where he rose to the rank of a managing partner in 1986. He joined Nabors industries in 1991 as the Chief Operating Officer, rising to the post of the President in 1992. He became the chairperson of the company in 2012, a post he currently holds.