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

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Warner Music Group (WMG) announced on Monday (Dec. 3) it has hired Oana Ruxandra as evp, new business channels -- chief acquisition officer. She will report directly to WMG CEO Steve Cooper in the newly created position, working with WMG’s digital strategy and business development team, led by Chief Digital Officer & EVP, Business Development Ole Obermann, while leading efforts to across departments to bring further resources and innovation to the company.

“As our industry continues its rapid evolution, we’re seizing the moment by expanding and redefining the concept of what a global music company can be," said Cooper in a statement. "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. She’s 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.”

Ruxandra previously spent four years at WMG advancing to vp of digital strategy and business development, before joining Universal Music Group as svp of digital strategy and partnerships in 2016. She received her bachelor's degree in economic and political science from Columbia University and her master's degree in finance and management for The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

“More than ever, the music world holds huge appeal for entrepreneurs, who see it as a welcoming home for experimentation and innovation," added Ruxandra. "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.”


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