Farooq Kathwari "is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He has been president of the Company since 1985 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1988. In 1989 he formed a group to purchase Ethan Allen and took the Company public in 1993. Under Mr. Kathwari's leadership Ethan Allen has been transformed into a leading manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings in the United States.
"He received his B.A. degree from Kashmir University in English Literature and Political Science and an M.B.A. in International Marketing from New York University.
"Mr. Kathwari serves on several not-for-profit organizations, including: Chairman of the Kashmir Study Group, Chairman of Refugees International, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Trustee of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, a Trustee of Freedom House, a member of the American Committees on Foreign Relations' Board of Distinguished Advisors, Vice-Chairman of the National Retail Federation, past Chairman and President of the American Home Furnishings Alliance, a Director of the Henry L. Stimson Center and a Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
"He has received several recognitions, including National Human Relations Awards by the American Jewish Committee; American Muslim Recognition Awards' by several organizations; Worth Magazine Recognition of one of 50 Best CEO's in USA; the National Retail Federation Gold Medal; recipient of the International First Freedom Award from the Council for America's First Freedom, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Anti-Defamation League's Humanitarian Award." 
- Former Trustee, National Policy Association 
- National Honorary Advisory Council, Council for America's First Freedom 
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Related Sourcewatch articles
- Freedom House, "Biography", Accessed December 2006.