Thomas S Heather is a graduate of the Escuela Libre de Derecho, School of Law, the National University of Mexico (business and finance), and of the University of Texas at Austin (LLM).
Mr Heather joined Creel in 2021 as senior of-counsel. His consolidation of a multidisciplinary career of more than 40 years has positioned him as a leader in his areas of practice and at the forefront of Mexican insolvencies and prominent consultant in best corporate practices. He is also known as a top-tier international arbitrator.
He currently serves on the board of directors of several leading public corporations and chairs the audit and corporate governance committees of Grupo Financiero Banorte, and its operating subsidiaries, and GRUMA, one of the foremost global companies in the food sector. In addition to chairing the Investment Committee of Afore Siglo XXI, Banorte, he is a Member of the Audit Committee of Grupo Televisa and RLH Properties, a public company in the luxury hospitality sector. Recently, he was invited as an independent member of the audit committee of the Central Bank of Mexico.
Mr Heather has earned several recognitions as a leading lawyer. He is a founding Member of the International Insolvency Institute, co-Founder and Chairman of the Mexican Institute of Mediation and headed the Financial Law Committee of the Mexican Bar Association. He is an international Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, and member of the Mexican Academy of Arbitration and Best Practices Committee of the Business Coordinating Council. He has also participated in the advisory council of Harvard University’s international financial institutions programme.
Mr Heather has been a delegate at UNCITRAL, participating in international conferences and seminars on multinational insolvency issues. He has published more than a hundred articles and has co-authored several treatises.