Baljeet Singh, who serves as the product lead in charge of video at Twitter, will step down in January 2016, according to a Twitter spokesperson in a Re/Code article published. The Indian American senior product director left YouTube after a five-year stint to join Twitter in March 2014. While at Twitter, Singh handled consumer video product for the main app, among other things.
Singh’s departure comes on the heels of three product executives leaving in June, as well as Glenn Brown, an ad executive, who left the company in October. According to the Re/Code article, video in social media has grown of late, with Facebook and Snapchat building up around videos. Twitter, it added, has shown increased interest in video, although not at the Facebook and Snapchat level, it added.
Singh served as senior product manager, group product manager and product director and global head of partnerships, EDU and family, while at YouTube. Prior to his stint at YouTube, Singh was the product manager at Google. He has also worked at DoubleClick, Updata Partners and Alventive. Singh is a graduate of Duke University, earning a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and computer science, and of NYU Stern School of Business, earning an M.B.A. in finance.