The Lifetime Achievement Award honors the leader who has, during the course of his career, made significant contributions in shaping, growing and developing the economic landscape. This award is not open for nominations.
Tadashi Yanai is Chairman, President & CEO of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., the leading Japanese retail group that designs, manufactures, markets and sells apparel worldwide under the main brands of Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory and UNIQLO. Starting with a single UNIQLO store in Hiroshima in 1984, Tadashi Yanai has built the Fast Retailing business to more than 2,800 stores worldwide today, including over 1,600 UNIQLO stores. With a corporate statement Changing clothes. Changing conventional wisdom. Change the world., Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.