TOKYO — Fast Retailing Co. Ltd. has tapped former Bally chief executive officer Berndt Hauptkorn to helm the European business of its Uniqlo chain.
Hauptkorn starts his new job Wednesday as the ceo of Uniqlo Europe, a newly created role. Hauptkorn will report to both Nobuo Domae, executive vice president and Fast Retailing senior group officer, and to Fast Retailing ceo Tadashi Yanai, according to a company spokesman. Hauptkorn will be based between London and Paris.
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