Neal Mohan Set to Take the Reins as YouTube’s New CEO!

On Friday, Susan Wojcicki announced that she would step down from the position of YouTube CEO.

Ms. Wojcicki said she will focus on family, health, and personal projects that she is passionate about. “Today, after nearly 25 years here, I’ve decided to step back from my role as the head of YouTube and start a new chapter focused on my family, health, and personal projects I’m passionate about.” In an email to YouTube employees, Susan Wojcicki expressed her gratitude to Sundar Pichai for his consistent support. Subsequently, at the suggestion of Pichai, Wojcicki will be taking on a consultative role across Google and Alphabet.

Neal Mohan: Paving the Way for the New Era

Neal Mohan has been appointed as the new CEO of YouTube. He first joined Google in 2007 and has since been working as YouTube’s Chief Product Officer since 2015. Mohan is a Stanford graduate and has experience working with both Microsoft and YouTube Shorts and Music. Furthermore, he is a member of the board of directors for Stitch Fix, a personal styling company, and 23andMe, a genomics and biotechnology company. Mohan is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent US think tank.

Mohan has been a key figure at Google since 2007, playing a critical role in the development of the organisation’s advertising products and helping to drive YouTube’s revenue growth. Holding the position of Chief Product Officer, he was responsible for all product development and innovation initiatives for YouTube.

Mohan’s extensive knowledge and experience in product and strategy were renowned in the Silicon Valley area. In 2011, Twitter was searching for a leader for their product team, and Mohan was reportedly one of the leading contenders for the role. It was believed that Twitter was in the process of negotiating with him for the position of chief product officer. Nonetheless, Google was unwilling to let Mohan go without contesting for him.

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