After nearly 25 years of association, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is stepping down from her role, citing personal reasons.
Though she claims to continue as an advisor to Alphabet and Google, she welcomed Neal Mohan – the current YouTube Chief Product Officer, as the new CEO. Thanking all the people serving the platform all these years, Wojcicki said she’d continue to support women in tech in her next chapter of life.
A New YouTube CEO
Years after developing YouTube as the world’s largest video-sharing platform – its CEO Susan Wojcicki now steps down from her role. Citing personal reasons, Wojcicki said she’ll continue to serve as an advisor to Alphabet and Google later on while also mentoring “women leaders and CEOs and investing in women-founded and led companies!”
In her blog post today, Wojcicki named Neal Mohan as her successor – the current Chief Product Officer of YouTube. Promising to stay for a little while to help Neal transition roles, Wojcicki noted;
“He is an excellent leader and understands this community and what you need today, tomorrow, and in the future better than anyone.”
With this, Neal Mohan is set to become another Indian-origin CEO of an American company – after Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Aravind Krishna, Shantanu Narayen, etc. Mohan is a Stanford graduate who was associated with Accenture, Microsoft, and DoubleClick prior to YouTube. Well, under Wojcicki, YouTube has become a great asset to Alphabet and a needed platform for the community.
With millions of creators and over 2.5 billion monthly active users, YouTube earns revenue of over $29 billion for Alphabet – under Wojcicki’s tenure. Some of the notable steps she took led to the introduction of YouTube Premium, YouTube TV, and Shorts while also crafting critical policies around hate and misinformation.