Farooq Kathwari is the Chairman, President and Principal Executive Officer of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He has been President of the Company since 1985 and Chairman and Principal Executive Officer since 1988. He holds B.A. degrees from Kashmir University in English Literature and Political Science and an M.B.A. in International Marketing from New York University. He is also the recipient of three honorary doctorate degrees.
Mr. Kathwari serves in numerous capacities at several nonprofit organizations. He is an advisory member of the New York Stock Exchange; a director and former chairman of the National Retail Federation; a member of the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee; Chairman Emeritus of Refugees International; a member of the International Advisory Council of the United States Institute of Peace; and a member of the advisory board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.