Farooq Kathwari

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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 BA degree from Kashmir University in
English Literature and Political Science and an MBA in International
Marketing from New York University. Mr. Kathwari serves on several
not-for-profit organizations, including as: Chairman of the Kashmir
Study Group, Chairman of Refugees International, a member of the Council
on Foreign Relations, a member of the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global
Nonviolence, a Trustee of the World Conference of Religions for Peace, a
Trustee of Freedom House, a member of the American Committees on
Foreign Relations’ Board of Distinguished Advisors, a Director of the
Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, Chairman
of the National Retail Federation, and a Director and past Chairman and
President of the American Home Furnishings Alliance. He has received
several recognitions, including the 2006 EPIIC Global Citizenship Award
from Tufts University; 2005 Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal, 2005
Honoree from the International Center in New York, “National Human
Relations Awards” by the American Jewish Committee, Worth Magazine Recognition as one of the 50 Best CEO’s in the USA, and the National Retail Federation Gold Medal.

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