Amit Agarwal, Head of Content Operations for YouTube in South and South East Asia has resigned, MediaNama had learned from reliable sources. A Google India spokesperson has confirmed Agarwal’s departure.
Agarwal was with Google for seven years (from 2007 to 2014), over five years of which he spent at YouTube. According to his LinkedIn profile, he was the head of YouTube content operations in South and South East Asia for a year and a half, prior to which he was the Head of Content Partnerships for YouTube in India. We haven’t yet heard back from Agarwal on his future plans, and will update, in case he responds.
Agarwal leaves a few months after Ali Hussein, Head of Entertainment Partnerships at YouTube left the company.
YouTube has a fairly small team in India, but the platform features significant media company, including TV channels, music labels, news channels and film companies. Independent content creator ecosystem is also taking shape, and a multi-channel network presence developing as well.
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