Having graduated from Ochanomizu University, Norie Nagao worked at JAFCO for three years and went to France to study at ESSEC Business School (MSc in Management). After graduation she became buyside analyst at a local investment company to advise management of Japan-Asia equity fund. In 2000,she came back to Japan to work at Credit Lyonnais Asset Management as ananalyst of Japanese equity fund. In 2004 she joined MKS Partners as an investor relations. She left Japan to live in Sweden with family and had been freelance translator of French and English before joining BNV in 2016.