Mr. Tadashi Yanai serves as President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman at UNIQLO Company. He is also the Founder of Fast Retailing Company and serves 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).