OneCoin Founder, CEO,
International Lawyer, Economist, Banker, Investment Fund Manager
Dr. Ruja Ignatova Interview 2016-12-15
28 minute video
Unlike other Digital Currency, there is a business-oriented
company and a particular leader behind the OneCoin Digital
Currency project. The founder, co-owner and Chief Executive
Officer of ONECOIN LTD. is Dr. Ruja Ignatova from Bulgaria.
As a public person and businesswoman, she received the title
of “Business-lady of the year” of Bulgaria in
years 2012 and 2014. She has a master’s degree in economics
(University of Konstanz, Germany), and a doctor’s degree
in law (Oxford and University of Konstanz).
Dr. Ruja Ignatova is the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of one of the largest asset
management funds in Bulgaria, CSIF, with a portfolio worth
250 million Euros in management. She participated in the projects
of Texas Pacific Group (TPG), one of the largest private equity
funds in the world, and used to work for Sberbank, UniCredit,
Allianz, Raiffeisen, and other financial institutions, participated
in the structuring of the portfolio in the amount of 75 million
Euros for the company Global Wealth Investment Funds, and
advised several companies working in the industry of Digital
Dr. Ruja belongs to Mensa, and was appointed one of the youngest
associate Partners with McKinsey and company. She's been
featured in many magazines as an economist, including the
front cover of Forbes and Financial IT. She founded ONECOIN,
the only company to ever do over a billion dollars in revenue
in its first year, faster than any other company in world
history, and toppled Bitcoin October 1, 2016. OneCoin
created 420 new millionaires in 2015. She is all over
the Internet as someone who's advocating Digital Currency
as the future of money.
Dr. Ruja has written two books - in German (about jurisprudence)
and in Chinese (about finance).
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria
Degree in Law (M.Jur) from the University of Oxford
Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Konstanz
Ph.D. in Law from the Universities of Oxford and Konstanz,
Thesis on Corporate Litigation within the European Union
Former Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company
While at McKinsey & Company, projects in
Private Equity (KKR, TPG)
Operating and Liquidity Risk
Former CEO and CFO of one of the biggest Asset Management
Funds in Bulgaria –CSIF with 250 Mio Euro assets under management
Several projects for Texas Pacific Group (TPG), one of
the biggest Private Equity Funds in the world
While at McKinsey worked for Sberbank, UniCredit, Allianz,
Raffeisen and other financial institutions
In 2012 was awarded Business Woman of the Year in Bulgaria
(Category International Business) and in 2014 won the big
award Business Woman of the year
Projects with Deutsche Bank Frankfurt, setting up Russian
Investment Banking operations
Structure and Set Up of a portfolio of 75 Mio Euro for
Global Wealth Investment Funds (privately owned BVI company)
Consulting work for several CryptoCurrency companies
Published two books in English, German and Chinese named
“Learning for Profit”.
In an official press release, OneCoin announced that Pierre
Arens has been appointed as the new CEO of the company, effective
March 15, 2017. This was one of the big announcements,
made by the OneCoin Founder and Visionary, Dr. Ruja Ignatova,
in front of 4,500 people at the OneLife event in Macau, China.
Mr. Arens has extensive industry knowledge with over 25 years
of experience in senior management roles in Banking, Corporate
Finance and Payment Services.
For twelve years, he worked at the Belgian-French financial
institution Dexia, as a director of sales and marketing, where
he designed investment and savings products. One of
his most outstanding achievements in that company was the
launch of the first banking website in Belgium. He also managed
the Dexia headquarters in Germany.
Mr. Arens later joined Banque Invik, where he was a Managing
Director. At Banque Invik, he developed a private banking
system, prepaid and high-class credit cards, corporate and
He then worked at ING Luxembourg as a Head of corporate finance
origination. Prior to becoming part of OneCoin, he was
the Managing Director: Credit Structuring, Treasury &
Financial Markets at Banque Internationale à Luxembourg.
Mr Arens holds an MBA in Finance from Sacred Heart University,
Connecticut, and a Master’s from Université Paris Sorbonne
(Paris IV). He is fluent in his native Luxembourgish
as well English, German, French and Italian.
The new CEO of OneCoin said: "I'm honoured, and grateful
for the opportunity to lead an exceptional organisation like
OneCoin, where opportunities and challenges abound.
My goal as CEO is to pave the way for OneCoin to become the
number one cryptocurrency in terms of usability and number
Denis R. Murdock
Empower Global Group Founder
Denis R. Murdock brings 40 plus years of entrepreneurial start-up,
business development and general management experience to
Empower Global Group, with 30 years of concurrent experience
in general management consulting and executive coaching. He
was Founder and President of The Murdock Group, consulting
more than 15,000 mid to upper management executive and professional
clients seeking career advancement and self-employment. This
is complemented by 20 years in the US Army Reserve, culminating
with the rank of Major.
Denis is a published authority in the fields of career planning,
job changing, sales, marketing, communications and business
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He has conducted numerous training programs and seminars,
been interviewed frequently by the print media, and appeared
on a variety of radio and television programs. Denis is also
a BYU alumnus, and has been inducted into Who's Who Worldwide,
Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, and Who's Who
in Sales and Marketing.
Currently, Denis lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and is
pursuing his most recent passion as a Digital Currency Consultant,
helping people all over the world achieve financial freedom
within 2 years with the new Digital Currency.