Paul B. Hannon
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A University of Colorado graduate (BA cum laude, 1957), Paul Hannon is a London-based international Lawyer and Arbitrator. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Cairo. After graduation from Yale Law School and a year in Venezuela on a U.S. government scholarship, he spent four years in the Los Angeles office of O’Melveny & Myers, before moving to the firm's Paris office, where he spent eight years practicing international and commercial law. He returned to Los Angeles for another eight years, representing foreign clients and spending many months on an Iranian project during the last days of the Shah. In 1981 he joined the General Atlantic Group, an international investment company headed by Charles Feeney, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. General Atlantic’s extensive portfolio of investments included Duty Free Shoppers Group, the world’s largest retailer to the traveling public, on whose Board Mr. Hannon served for many years. In addition to his work as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes and his involvement with the American University in Cairo, Hannon serves on the Boards of the American University in Paris and of the international Council for Global Health Progress, a Paris-based health policy think-tank.