Mr. Tadashi Yanai serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Uniqlo. He is the Founder of Fast Retailing Company and also served as President, Director, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. He also serves as a Director at SoftBank. He is also an Angel Investor. Yanai built and runs Tokyo-listed retail clothing empire Fast Retailing, parent of the Uniqlo chain. He and his family own a 44% stake. Yanai is betting on growth in Asia, particularly China and Thailand, for Uniqlo. Yanai shelved a 2012 goal to open 1,000 Uniqlo stores in the U.S.; it had 47 American stores as of March 2017. Yanai wants his company to become the world's largest retailer, which means it would have to surpass H&M and Inditex (parent of Zara).