Sava Thomas, 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 Jurist Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. She has broad-based experience in the corporate area in the United States, having been initially an associate at the New York offices of Curtis, Mallet, Prevost, Colt & Mosle, followed by a position as counsel in the International Legal Department of Warner Lambert Company. Her concentration, however, has been mainly in the financial area, working at Citicorp Investment Bank and at Security Pacific National Bank, where she organized and directed the Legal Department for its Merchant Bank in New York. Most recently she has been involved in the organization of venture capital projects in Latin America. Since the year 2000, she has been teaching a course on U.S. Corporate Law in the Catholic University School of Law in Santiago, Chile. This program is geared to senior law school students and attorneys who practice in the corporate area. A number of her students have come from governmental institutions such as ministries of finance, central banks and other institutions of the various countries in the Americas from which the student body is drawn.
Mrs. Thomas is active in boards of directors of other organizations in the United States such as Network 20/20 which is dedicated to bringing foreign policy issues to future leaders of the United States; Civitas which is committed to improve and protect the quality of life in the Upper East Side and Harlem in New York City; the Spanish Repertory Theater, the preeminent Spanish speaking theater in the country; and, The Omega Ensemble, a chamber music organization.