Farooq Kathwari, Chairman and CEO of Ethan Allen Interiors - a US based SJE Group investment - has been honoured with the Service to the Industry Award in recognition of his contributions to the furniture industry over several decades.
The award was announced at the Furniture Today Leadership Conference in Naples, Florida. The conference, which took place December 3 to December 5, brought together nearly 500 of the furniture industry’s most influential leaders. The annual networking and educational event curates both inspirational speakers and forward-thinking presentations, providing industry leaders with the insights and information they need to guide their businesses successfully into the future.
Mr. Kathwari has been president of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. since 1985, and chairman and CEO since 1988. In addition to his work, Mr. Kathwari serves in numerous capacities at several nonprofit organizations and has a particular interest in issues that affect his homeland. Along with members of congress he founded the Kashmir Study Group to help find a peaceful, feasible and honorable solution for Kashmir. He was also recently tapped to join the bipartisan, congressionally mandated United States Institute of Peace Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, co-chaired by Governor Tom Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton, who formerly led the 9/11 Commission.
The SJE Group congratulates Mr Farooq Kathwari on this well deserved award.