January 8, 2021 – Global recruiting organization Amrop has opened a new office in Luxembourg. Gabriela Nguyen-Groza joins Amrop as managing partner to lead the new location.
“Opening a new office in Luxembourg fits our firm’s global development and responds to a growing demand from our clients. Luxembourg is a strategic hub,” said Annika Farin, chair of the global Amrop Partnership. “It has a robust economy, thriving research and development, and hosts the EMEA headquarters of many leading multinationals. Amrop is now the only global partnership of its kind with a local footprint in Luxembourg.”
“Gabriela Nguyen-Groza’s drive, track record and entrepreneurial spirit bring the necessary foundations to forge links across borders, serving demand for local and international talent, and leadership advisory services,” Ms. Farin said.
Ms. Nguyen-Groza has 12 years of expertise in the local market, first in financial services and then delivering executive search and leadership advisory at C-suite and board-level. Having earned a master’s degree in political science at Sorbonne University (Paris), she began her career in France in communications (including the Ministry of Defence, World Food Program, European Commission Representation in Paris and Dr. Pierre Ricaud cosmetics). She moved to Luxembourg to focus on investment consulting for ULB Consult. In 2018, she started the Luxembourg office of Korn Ferry, before founding her own firm in the domain. She is fluent in French, English, Romanian, Italian and Spanish.
“A value-based and vibrant partnership with our colleagues at Amrop will enable us to co-evolve and grow partnerships with Luxembourg’s neighbors and beyond,” said Ms. Nguyen-Groza. “Amrop has 60 offices worldwide and this international presence and mindset will allow us to serve clients all over the world in a seamless and agile way.”
Amrop Luxembourg serves all industry sectors with a special focus on financial services (banks, PE, real estate, funds, insurance and legal), industrial (glass, automotive, machinery, building) and digital. It also advises its clients on leadership assessment and development, succession planning at C-suite and board level, board performance (assessment, development and composition) and board culture (diversity and inclusion and board and executive alignment).
Founded in 1977, Amrop advises organizations in executive search, board and leadership services. The organization has 60 offices in 44 countries.
In November, Amrop added São Paulo, Brazil-based Inniti as its newest member firm. Founded in 2014, Inniti (now Amrop Inniti) serves clients in executive search, corporate governance, organizational development, leadership development and coaching. The firm’s industry coverage includes consumer, industrial, life sciences, financial services, technology, professional services, education and real estate.
Amrop also recently added Singapore-based Hofer Tan & Partner as a member firm. Founded in 2001 by Thomas and Cecile Hofer, Hofer Tan brings a team of highly experienced partners to Amrop, specializing in retained executive search, board search and board consulting. Conducting senior assignments across industries and functions, the firm offers particular insight into cross-cultural hiring complexities, with advisory on leadership, succession, executive consulting and development. Hofer Tan focuses on the financial services, consumer, professional services, aviation, aerospace and defense, hospitality and leisure, sport leadership, life sciences and industrial sectors.
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