ITA is pleased to introduce Tomasz J. Sikora as our new Advisory Board Chair for 2021-2024. Tom is the 11th in a line of distinguished past Chairs of ITA since the Institute’s founding in 1986.
Tom is Senior Counsel, International Disputes Group, at Exxon Mobil Corporation, where he manages international commercial and investment arbitration for the corporation. Prior to joining ExxonMobil, he spent ten years at El Paso Corporation managing the company’s international arbitration and complex litigation. Tom initially practiced international arbitration of energy, construction, and insurance disputes at Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston, Texas. Tom is a member of the Council (formerly Board of Directors) of the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration for years, having served in a variety of leadership positions including Senior Vice Chair and Strategic Planning Committee Chair. Tom also serves as a Co-Chair of the Energy Arbitrators List. He is a former officer of the IBA Arbitration Committee and the ICC Commission on Arbitration. Tom graduated from Harvard with an A.B. in History and Literature and from the University of Virginia School of Law with a J.D.