Born in New York, Tony is a bachelor’s degree holder in mathematics science from Yale University. He has furthered the degree to a Masters level in the same field and at the same University. Apart from math, he is also a Law graduate from Harvard Law School.
His career journey started at Baker & McKenzie, a law firm in 1979. After working in the farm for a period of time, Tony raised to a managing partner position. In 1991, he resigned the post and joined Nabors Industries. He has been working in the organization to date.
In his career development at Nabors Industries, Tony started as an elected board member of Nabors directors. He gradually raised and in 2011, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Nabors and serves at that capacity till present with renewable contracts.
Having graduated with two degrees, Tony seems not to be very much interested in practicing them since after graduating; he only pursued the Law degree for a very short period, just before joining the oil drilling company where he has worked for a significant period of time.
His math degree could have seen him become a professor at an institution of higher learning seeing that he had done it to a master’s level. However, this did not stop him from working with the oil drilling company but instead, used his academic knowledge and made it to the CEO level. Tony has been ranked among the highest paid executives at the Nabors Company in its history.
Apart from being an executive leader, Tony is an active philanthropist. He has given support to Texas Children Hospital in an attempt to come up with a cure for brain related disorders. He has donated a lump sum amount of money to the initiative and keeps following up the progress of the initiative.
This effort is made to make sure that in future, children born with such disorders will be able to receive treatment and live a normal life. He has been motivated towards the initiative by his own daughter’s condition with a hope that someday, a cure shall be found.
Tony not only deals with children as a philanthropist but also with those people who have done good deeds in their lives. At Yale University, he was moved by his math professor who was his mentor and friend. After learning of his death, Tony contributed handsomely to commemorate him.
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