Moriyama Nami graduated from the Department of Construction, Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University. She has worked as an urban planning consultant and oversaw regional development planning and road planning projects. She established Misogi-gawa Corporation, a private community development company and has served as its chief manager since 1999. She became the Chief Executive Officer of the company in 2007. Nami has received the following awards for her contribution in community development: the Japan Water Grand Prize by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the Ryutaro Hashimoto APFED Award Program Ishikawa Special Prize. She is a co-author of the book "SDGs and Community development".