Twitter has hired Maggie McLean Suniewick from NBC Universal as its new vice president of partnerships to lead its global partnerships, business development and developer relations teams.
Sonnevik most recently served as vice president of distribution and business development for NBC Universal's digital business. In a statement, Twitter said she had led a number of NBCUniversal's digital investments, including Snap and Vox Media.
The new hires come at a troubled time for Twitter, which is dealing with a $44 billion buyout by the billionaire Elon Musk to take it private. Mr Musk has promised major changes to Twitter once it is privatised, including tweaking its content moderation policies and expanding its user reach. Twitter has taken a series of cost-cutting measures in recent weeks, but the company said it would make exceptions for key hires.
Ned Segal, Twitter's chief financial officer, said: "There is much more we can do to improve our news flow with trusted content, to enhance the use of our developer platform, and to deepen our partnerships with technology, media, sports and entertainment partners."
Sandvik will report to Sager.