Executive Search Agency in Luxembourg.

GOTOfreedom is a recruitment agency specialising in the sourcing of executives and highly qualified profiles in Luxembourg. We identify and approach highly sought-after talent, top managers and executives and put them in touch with companies seeking to achieve economic, technological and human success.

GOTOfreedom: Executive Search Agency

We help you recruit the professional who embodies the expertise, excellence and leadership your company needs to succeed in its mission.


100% independent agency


10 recruitment consultants


6 spoken languages


Our areas of expertise in executive and management recruitment

Recruiting for the Banking sector

  • Private banker
  • Farmer
  • Hunter
  • Wealth planner
  • Discretionary asset manager
  • Advisory manager
  • Project manager
  • Portfolio manager
  • Fund analyst
  • Equities manager
  • Fixed income manager
  • Product manager
  • Marketing manager

Recruiting for Asset Management

  • Conducting officer (risk management, compliance, finance)
  • Portfolio management distributor
  • Head of valuation
  • Risk manager / officer
  • Compliance Manager / officer
  • PMO Manager / officer
  • Accounting manager / officer
  • Fund controler

Recruitment for internal control professions

  • Internal auditor
  • IT auditor
  • Cybersécurité
  • Risk manager
  • Compliance manager
  • AML / KYC
  • Forensic

Recruitment for the Asset Servicing sector

  • Head of Custody / Custodian officer – manager
  • Head of TA / TA officer – manager
  • Head of Private Equity / real estate / debt / Infrastructure
  • Program manager
  • Client relationship manager
  • Back–office
  • Middle-office
  • Sales

Recrutement for HR professions

Our recruitment experts assist you in finding the HR professionals you need for effective team management :

  • Hr director / manager
  • Business Partner
  • Compensation & benefits / Reward
  • Rewards manager
  • Hr operations
  • Recruitor / talent manager
  • Payroll
  • ESG Analyst
  • Data analyst

Recruitment for the Finance sector

  • Finance director
  • Financial controller
  • Financial analyst
  • Accounting manager
  • Accountant
  • Consolidation / reporting

Recruitment of lawyers and consultants

  • Lawyer, corporate & M&A
  • Lawyer, investment funds (ucits et alternatives)
  • Lawyer, litigation
  • Lawyer, employment law
  • Lawyer, banking & regulatory
  • Regulatory consultant

Our team of recruiters for senior executives and rare profiles

Some recruitment requirements call for specific search techniques. At GOTOfreedom, we apply an executive search method combining the best of Anglo-Saxon and European approaches: tenacity and compassion.

As members of Spengler Fox and active on GatedTalents, we utilise our network in Luxembourg, Europe and outside the European Union in search of the executive or highly qualified professional who will bring added value to your company.

Gwladys Costant

Gwladys Costant


Jérôme Carbonnelle

Jérôme Carbonnelle


Our ancillary services


A team of professionals to help you improve the quality of your recruitment.

HR Advisory

Coaching sessions to help you set up your talent acquisition strategy and HR organisation.

Interim management

A premium recruitment service for managers, business experts and executive profiles for short and medium-term assignments.

Executive and Managerial Recruitment in Luxembourg (FAQ)

Are you looking to recruit on a fixed-term contract a business partner, a sales or finance director, a managing director or someone with technical skills that are hard to find within the Luxembourg job market? These highly sought-after profiles are in such high demand that it can be difficult for a company to attract this calibre of candidate. Generally speaking, the recruitment of employees with extensive experience and business expertise is entrusted to an executive search agency.

What is an executive search agency?

An executive or managerial recruitment agency specialises in finding rare and highly qualified profiles. Headhunters apply a method of research called “direct approach” to connect with directors, executives or technical profiles that meet their clients’ needs.

Why entrust executive searches to a recruitment agency specialising in direct approach?

There are many reasons to use a recruitment agency specialising in the search for executives, directors, highly technical profiles or professionals:

  • Confidentiality
  • Time saving for the HR department
  • A targeted short-list of candidates
  • An assignment carried out by consultants familiar with the Luxembourg job market
  • Expert advice and support from professional and experienced recruiters

Working with an external recruiter

To work with an external recruiter, the company or client must first give the recruiter a recruitment mandate. This mandate may or may not be exclusive. In general, for reasons of confidentiality and efficiency when looking for a rare or managerial profile, the mandate is exclusive.

Here are the various stages in the collaboration process between the client and the executive search firm:

  1. Gathering information about the company: group, sector of activity (industry, finance, IT services, etc.)
  2. Identifying recruitment needs
  3. Advising and analysing the feasibility of the recruitment assignment in terms of market realities
  4. Creating a job offer and a job description
  5. Activating the search through candidate database, professional networks, etc.
  6. Extending the search for candidates outside Luxembourg
  7. Direct approach to existing professionals
  8. Interviews conducted by consultants
  9. Presentation of a short-list of candidates to the client
  10. Accompanying the client and candidates to interviews
  11. Helping with negotiations up to the signing of the employment contract (permanent contract)
  12. Following up of candidates throughout their trial period

Why is it difficult to recruit a qualified employee in Luxembourg?

A number of factors have an impact on a recruitment assignment in Luxembourg. Finding the right candidate is more complicated if the search involves a qualified employee with managerial or even top management skills.

Some factors making executive recruitment difficult in Luxembourg :

  • Labour shortage: According to several studies by Statec, the OECD and the UEL (Union des Entreprises Luxembourgeoises), Luxembourg is facing a labour shortage that is forcing companies and recruitment agencies to extend their search beyond the border (France, Germany and Belgium) but also further afield. The whole of Europe is facing a shortage of labour, affecting both technical and academic professions.
  • The attractiveness of the Grand Duchy: Despite the beauty of the natural and urban environment and the multiculturalism that attracts foreign workers, several factors are holding back potential candidates from a career in Luxembourg:
    • Regular traffic jams on the A1, A3, A4, A6 and A13, which lengthen the working hours of cross-border workers.
    • The high cost of living, particularly property prices.
    • Aggressive methods used by recruitment agencies, which have made candidates less receptive to being approached by recruiters.
    • A less competitive impatriation package than other European nations or financial hubs.

How to recruit an executive or senior manager in Luxembourg?

Hire an executive search firm or executive recruitment agency in Luxembourg to help you with your specialist recruitment needs. Here are the criteria to take into account when choosing an executive recruitment agency:

  • A thorough understanding of the labour market in Luxembourg
  • Impeccable work ethics
  • A genuine interest in your business and your company
  • A team of experienced consultants
  • An independent agency with flexible methods
  • A firm that focuses on both the assignment and offers expert advice to the employer
  • An approach based on finding the perfect match between candidate and employer, not on receiving masses of off-target CVs.

What is GOTOfreedom Recruitment Agency?

GOTOfreedom is an executive recruitment agency located in Les Glacis, halfway between Luxembourg city centre and Kirchberg. The company was founded in 2013 by Gwladys Costant, who was joined by Jérôme Carbonnelle as a Partner. The team now consists of 10 recruitment consultants. GOTOfreedom specialises in direct approach recruitment. Its mission is to help its customers recruit candidates who will fulfil their full potential within their company and help it improve its competitiveness.