Team - Asia Pacific and Japan Region

Akiko Moriyama

Independent Trainer and Consultant

Akiko Moriyama is an independent trainer and consultant with over 15 years of business experience, specializing in Intercultural / Interpersonal Communication and Diversity and Inclusion. She is a senior contract consultant with TAC Global and works closely with Tracy Ann across on Asia Pacific and Japan engagements - these include organizational change interventions, executive coaching in Japanese, diversity and inclusion workshops and general leadership coaching.

Prior to becoming independent, Akiko was a training program manager at Goldman Sachs, where she was a member of Human Capital Management division and responsible for learning and development of employees in Asia including Japan. Her work promoted Diversity & Inclusion through global training curriculums, which she particularly focused on increasing communication effectiveness across regions and engaging with women leadership development.

She has also built a solid consultancy capability through her career at Accenture, where she worked with major Japanese corporate clients on their talent development and organizational strategy.

Akiko's clients include leading global multinational corporations such as Amazon Web Services, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, Fast Retailing, Goldman Sachs, Johnson and Johnson, Nissan Motors, Proctor & Gamble, Royal Bank of Scotland.

Akiko received her master’s degree in the Intercultural Communication Studies. She is a long-term member of Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (SIETAR) Japan, and she currently teaches at universities in Tokyo. She teaches Diversity & Inclusion as a part of her classes on Group Communication Theory and Intercultural Communication.

Having a balanced perspectives both in global business and academia makes Akiko unique in her approach in facilitating learning. Akiko is native in Japanese and fluent in English. She lives in Japan with her husband and a 5 years-old son.