Akiko Murai is a leadership and career coach with Organizational Development and Global Talent Management background. She has extensive and diverse professional experience ranging from the field work in Brazil with a United Nations agency to marketing financial products and services to high net worth individuals at a commercial bank. Akiko also has worked for the World Bank Group as a HR professional over 18 years, mostly in Washington DC and assignments in Singapore and Korea. She is experienced in coaching and group facilitation in the international business setting among people of diverse background and interests.
Akiko was born and grew up in Tokyo, love to travel, cook, and share good food and wine with friends and family. She also enjoys playing golf and listening to Jazz and classical music, and is taking lessons for Japanese tea ceremony. She has a Bachelor’s degree in law from Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan), and Master’s degree from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Medford, Massachusetts). She has done the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University, and is certified as ACC (Associate Certified Coach) by International Coach Federation.