Farid N. Ghadry
Mr. Farid N. Ghadry was born in Aleppo, Syria in June of 1954.
The family emigrated to Lebanon because of political turmoil and
settled in Beirut where Mr. Ghadry attended the Maristes Brothers
School (Champville - Deek-el-Mehdi). In 1975 the Ghadry family,
once again, emigrated to the US and settled in the suburbs of
Mr. Ghadry graduated from the American University in Washington
DC in 1979 with a degree in Finance and Marketing. He worked at
EG&G, Intertech, Inc., a subsidiary of EG&G, Inc., a Fortune 500
defense contractor, for two years before starting his own
business in 1983 called International TechGroup, Inc. Mr. Ghadry
sold his business in 1989 and has been involved in many
entrepreneurial operations since.
Mr. Ghadry, because of his father’s work in Saudi Arabia, was
granted the Saudi citizenship. That passport has been revoked
since because of his public stand on the issue of democratic
reforms in Saudi Arabia during the Iran-Contra in 1987 and in the
last several years.
October of 2001, Mr. Ghadry, along with several American-Syrians,
hatched the idea of the Reform Party of Syria. A constitution was
written and a constructive and comprehensive program has been put
in place to bring regime change to Syria. Today, the party is
enjoying the tacit support from many organizations and people in
the US administration and think tanks in Washington. We are
active in lobbying the US Congress and cultivating the media.
Mr. Ghadry and the other co-founders of RPS are hoping to return
to Syria one day to rebuild the country on the basis of
principles of real economic and political reforms that will usher
democracy, prosperity, freedom of expression, and human rights in
addition to lasting peace with open borders with all of Syria’s
Mr. Ghadry is married to Ahlam Ghadry and has four children.