Akiko Moriyama, fluent in Japanese, brings a balanced perspective in both global business and academia to the Symmetra team making her approach in facilitating learning unique and high impact.
Akiko is a trainer and consultant with over 15 years of business experience, specializing in the area of Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication and Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to becoming independent, Akiko was a training program manager at Goldman Sachs, where she was a member of the Human Capital Management division and responsible for learning and development of employees in Asia including Japan.
Her work promotes Diversity & Inclusion through global training curriculums, which focusses in particular on increasing communication effectiveness across regions and women leadership development. She has also built a solid consultancy capability throughout her career at Accenture, where she worked with major Japanese corporate clients on their talent development and organizational strategy.
Clients Akiko has worked with include leading global multinational corporations such as Bosch, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Fast Retailing, Goldman Sachs, Nissan Motors, Proctor & Gamble, Royal Bank of Scotland.
She is a long-term member of Society for Intellectual Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) Japan, and she currently teaches Diversity & Inclusion as part of her classes on Group Communication Theory and Intercultural Communication at universities in Tokyo.