YouTube Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Susan Wojcicki has resigned from her role, Google’s parent company Alphabet has informed, and will be taken over by Neil Mohan. Mohan will be the new SVP and new head of YouTube. In an email to staffers, Wojcicki revealed that she would be focusing on family, health and personal projects that she is passionate about.
Stanford graduate Neil Mohan joined Google in 2008 and is chief product officer at YouTube. He has also worked with Microsoft and sits on the board of Stitch Fix, a personal styling company, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mohan and Wojcicki have worked together for nearly 15 years. He became the Chief Product Officer of YouTube in 2015.
“Today, after nearly 25 years here, I have decided to step back from my role as head of YouTube and begin a new chapter focused on my family, health and personal projects,” Wojcicki said in a statement. blog post. She has agreed to play an advisory role at Google and Alphabet alongside Sundar Pichai.
“This will allow me to call on my varied experience over the years to provide advice and guidance across our portfolio of Google and Alphabet companies,” he added. Wojcicki managed marketing, co-created Google Image Search, led Google’s first video and book search, as well as early part of the creation of AdSense, worked on the YouTube and DoubleClick acquisitions, served as SVP of Ads Did, and for the past nine years, the CEO of YouTube.
“I accepted every challenge that came my way because it had a mission that benefited the lives of so many people around the world: finding information, telling stories and supporting creators, artists and small businesses,” she said.
“Mohan will be the SVP and the new head of YouTube. I’ve spent nearly 15 years of my career working with Mohan, first when he came to Google with the DoubleClick acquisition in 2007 and as his role grew to become SVP of Display and Video Ads,” said Wojcicki .
He has established a great product and UX team, been instrumental in some of the biggest product launches including YouTube TV, YouTube Music & Premium and Shorts, and leads the Trust & Safety team. Mohan ensured that “YouTube is living up to its responsibility as a global platform”.
“With the promises of AI in all of the shorts, streaming, and subscriptions we’re doing, YouTube’s most exciting opportunities lie ahead, and Mohan is the right person to lead us,” Wojcicki said.
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