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Oana Ruxandra Named EVP, New Business Channels Chief Acquisition Officer for Warner Music Group


Oana Ruxandra has joined Warner Music Group (WMG) in the newly created position of EVP, New Business Channels Chief Acquisition Officer. Ruxandra, who reports directly to WMG CEO Steve Cooper, returns to the company to help attract non-traditional partners and identify unconventional M&A opportunities. She will collaborate with WMGs digital strategy and business development team, led by Chief Digital Officer & EVP, Business Development Ole Obermann; and will work with teams and initiatives across the company to bring together the most relevant resources and expertise to deliver swift and agile innovation.

Steve Cooper said, As our industry continues its rapid evolution, were seizing the moment by expanding and redefining the concept of what a global music company can be. Working with talented people across our business, Oana will seek out a wide range of partners who will help us create original, forward-thinking opportunities for our company, our artists, and our songwriters. Shes from a new, diverse generation of entertainment executives, and brings a combination of digital experience, strategic thinking, and practical business expertise to her new role.

Oana Ruxandra said, More than ever, the music world holds huge appeal for entrepreneurs, who see it as a welcoming home for experimentation and innovation. WMG is on a mission to provide a broad, open, and inclusive environment where independent thinkers and leading-edge companies can realize their visions, well beyond the scope of a traditional music company. Id like to thank Steve for this exciting new opportunity.

Following her graduation from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, Ruxandra spent seven years in the financial community. She began her career at Constellation Capital Management before moving on to a five-year stint at BlackRock, where she was Associate, Risk and Quantitative Analysis. She then returned to school, receiving her MBA in Finance and Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. With her degree in hand, she joined WMG, where she spent the next four years, advancing to VP of Digital Strategy and Business Development. In 2016, she joined Universal Music Group as SVP of Digital Strategy and Partnerships.

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