About us

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors, currently with 15 members, each with different backgrounds and experiences. The majority of the Directors live in the US. The Executive Committee of the Board is composed of the President, Mrs. Sava Thomas, the Treasurer, Mr. Patricio Donoso, and the Secretary, Mr. Roger W. Thomas.

Board of Directors

Sava-_ThomasMrs. Sava B. Thomas, President

President of the Board of Friends of the Catholic University in Chile, Inc., is a lawyer in Chile as well as the United States, where she received a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. She has broad-based experience in the corporate area in the United States.

Patricio-Donoso-IbanezPatricio Donoso, Treasurer

Provost for Institutional Managerial Affairs at the Catholic University. He graduated in Civil Engineering in this University and received his MSc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Roger-W.-ThomasRoger W. Thomas, Secretary

Senior Counsel at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, resident in the New York office. He is engaged in the general practice of law, with particular emphasis on international financial matters.




Rina_Alcalay_2Rina Alcalay

Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Health Sciences, UC Davis Medical School.

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juan-capelloJuan C. Cappello

Journalist and businessman, is the Chairman and CEO of Contemporanea LLC, and an editorial board member of Americas Quarterly.

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Cristobal-CondeCristóbal Conde

Executive chairman of True Office, a start-up technology company that uses gamification for regulatory compliance training.

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Esperanza-Cueto-PlazaEsperanza Cueto

Shareholder in Cueto Holding, the controller of LAN Airlines,and President and Founder of “ComunidadMujer”                            .       .                                          .

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Enrique Jocelyn-HoltEnrique Jocelyn Holt

Senior Vice President and Director of Client Services at EFG Capital.            .         .           .     

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Don FranciscoMario Kreutzberger

Mario Kreutzberger, better known as “Don Francisco,” is the creator and host of “Sábado Gigante”.

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Timothy-M.-KingstonTimothy M. Kingston

Head of the Santiago office of Goldman Sachs and senior advisor for Latin America.                                                                .                      .             .           .

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Kirkpatrick-MacDonaldKirkpatrick MackDonald

Managing Partner and founder of MacDonald &Cie, real estate investment firm..                           .                      .             .

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Guillermo-Marshall-RiveraGuillermo Marshall

Provost at the Catholic University. He graduated in Mathematics and Statistics from this University, and Ph.D in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado at Denver..        .         .           .     

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Roberto MéndezRoberto Méndez

President of the Board of GfK Adimark Chile. Vice-President of the Board of Santander Chile Bank and President of the Board of Universia Chile.

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Pura OrtizPura Ortiz

Pura Ortiz Borda received a BA degree in Sociology at the Catholic University of Chile and did postgraduate studies in Urban Planning at the Interdisciplinary Center of Urban Development.

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Pedro-RossoPedro Rosso

Former President of the Catholic University and currently President of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Catholic Universities.

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Daniel-V.-SchidlowDaniel V. Schidlow

Senior Vice President at Drexel University College of Medicine and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Pharmacology & Physiology.

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Tulio-VeraTulio Vera

Portfolio Manager in global Emerging Markets (EM) in Millennium Management, LLC, and co-owner in Nolita Wine Merchants..               .           .                       .  .      .    

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Vice Chairman of The Georgetown Company, a privately held real estate and financial services company with interests in real estate development, ownership, financing, and asset management.

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Benjamin D. Wolf

Benjamin D. Wolf is a Senior Vice President at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., where he oversees the firm’s wealth management business in the Southern Cone of Latin America (Chile, Argentina and Uruguay).

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Sebastiano Scarampi

Sebastiano Scarampi is a retired business executive and international management consultant living in San Francisco. He holds Commercial Engineer and Magister (maximum honors) degrees
from Universidad Catolica de Chile and an MBA from Stanford University.

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Honorary Board

Agustín Huneeus
Stewart Myers
Alfonso Swett
Arnoldo C. Hax