People are the driving force – these people are our business.

akiSearch’s primary business is search for executive level and expatriate finance positions covering a wide range of products across global markets. Understanding clients and candidates is the key to our success – we challenge the paradigms of traditional recruitment by constantly developing new ways to add value. We deliver a bespoke service, tailored to match our clients’ requirements. Our search activity is supported by specialized; recruitment tools and we believe finding the right match between clients and candidates cutting through cultural barriers helps us to maximize our ability to introduce exceptional talent. 

Founded by a former CFO, akiSearch is a global executive search firm, locating and placing some of the most senior talent within the business community. 

Headquartered in Paris and working with local partners across continents, collaborating and harnessing local knowledge on global searches.

More about the founder
of AkiSearch

Sanjeev Gupta post graduated from HEC school of management (Paris) and has 20 years of experience in various finance roles ranging from Business Analyst, M&A to CFO working across Europe, Africa and Asia. Sanjeev has worked for multinationals such as Shell and Schlumberger and also for small family owned businesses. He firmly believes that Success is based on having the right talent which requires vision, planning and people insight.


At akiSearch there is no compromise on the quality of our service. This quest for excellence leads us to expand our business and sector expertise, to remain on the lookout for our customers’ markets and to reinvent ourselves all the time. 


Our approach based on the three principles of caring, expertise and agility seems to us to be the only one adapted to better understand the needs of companies, inform and prepare talent and thus make recruitment processes more fluid. Recruitment must remain a human process!


To be in a consulting process is above all to avoid embellishing reality. We will never over-sell a mission, whether it is the company, the position, the conditions proposed or the candidate’s skills.


 In order to respect the code of ethics imposed by our profession, we seek to ensure that people are suited to their future responsibilities and thus conciliate the development of individuals and the effectiveness of companies.


Direct Approach

Recruitment via job postings

  • Publishing job ads (confidential or not) on our website, on social media and on generalist or specialized job boards 
  • Sorting, selection and monitoring applications 
  • Pre-qualification: profiles that match with the requirements jointly defined are invited for a meeting with the consultant. 
  • References taking and validation of administrative documents 
  • Submission of candidates 
  • Interview process and support in the decision-making 
  • Signing of the contract and taking office
  • Integration monitoring of the recruited candidate

Combined approach recruitment

Direct approach + recruitment via job postings