Warner Music Group Names Oana Ruxandra Chief Digital Officer & EVP of Business Development

Oana Ruxandra
Sean Scanlin

Oana Ruxandra

Warner Music Group (WMG) has appointed Oana Ruxandra to the role of chief digital officer & executive vp of business development, where she will oversee the label group's global digital strategy.

The New York-based executive most recently served as interim head of business development, alongside her post as executive vp, new business channels -- chief acquisition officer. In her new position, she'll continue to report to WMG CEO Steve Cooper.

“Oana has the passion, vision, and expertise to spearhead our digital strategy in both developed and emerging markets, while developing innovative partnerships that will reinvent the business for the future,” Cooper said. “A masterful negotiator and creative leader, she’s one of the brightest minds in the industry, and I’m very happy to officially welcome her into her role.”

Ruxandra -- who began her career in finance working at Constellation Capital Management and BlackRock -- previously spent four years working in digital strategy and business development at WMG. In 2016, she shifted to Universal Music Group, where she spent two years as its senior vp of digital strategy and partnerships before returning to WMG at the end of 2018.

“The culture at WMG fosters entrepreneurial vision and original thinking across the company,” she said. “There are tremendous opportunities before us to bring more music to more fans in more places around the world. And it’s critical that we fight to protect the long-term value of our artists’ work, so that they can continue to create and thrive. I’d like to thank Steve for giving me this amazing opportunity.”