Neal Mohan Named as CEO of YouTube After Susan Wojcicki Resigns
In a blog post on Thursday, Susan Wojcicki, the Chief Executive Officer of YouTube, announced that she will be stepping down from her position after serving as the head of the world’s largest online video platform for nine years. In her post, Wojcicki stated that she will be focusing on her “family, health, and personal projects I’m passionate about.” She will be succeeded by Neal Mohan, who has been serving as YouTube’s Chief Product Officer since 2015.
Before becoming YouTube’s CEO in 2014, Wojcicki was a senior vice president for ad products at Google and has been with parent company Alphabet Inc for nearly 25 years. On the other hand, Neal Mohan, a Stanford graduate, started his career at Accenture in 1996 and then joined a startup called NetGravity, which online advertising firm DoubleClick later acquired.
In 2007, DoubleClick was purchased by Google, where Mohan played a crucial role in advancing the company’s advertising products, including AdWords, AdSense, and DoubleClick. He also worked for Microsoft as the manager of corporate strategy and currently sits on the board of American personal styling service Stitch Fix and Biotech company 23andMe.