Oana Ruxandra (US)

Speaker (Warner Music Group)

Oana Ruxandra serves as Chief Digital Officer & EVP of Business Development for Warner Music Group (WMG). Overseeing the company’s global digital partnerships and negotiations, Ruxandra and her team are charged with exploring new forms of commercial innovation and creating new digital revenue opportunities, while maximizing relationships with key existing partners. At the same time, Ruxandra and her team attract non-traditional partners in spaces such as gaming, Web3, and fitness, and more, as well as identify unconventional M&A opportunities for the company.

Ruxandra previously spent four years at WMG, where she advanced to VP of Digital Strategy and Business Development. In 2016, she moved to Universal Music Group for a two-year stint as SVP of Digital Strategy and Partnerships. She began her career in the financial industry, working at Constellation Capital Management and BlackRock.

An industry leader, Ruxandra has been honored by Billboard numerous times on their Power Players, Women in Music, Digital Power Players, and 40 Under 40 lists. In 2021, she was recognized in Variety’s Power of Women issue as a New York-based executive making an impact. Ruxandra was also recently appointed to next-generation fashion retailer REVOLVE’s board of directors as well as the Metropolitan Opera’s Board of Directors. She holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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