Susan Wojcicki leaves her position as YouTube’s CEO after commanding the world’s largest video site for the past nine years. Neal Mohan, YouTube’s Chief Product Officer will be replacing her as SVP and new head of YouTube.
Wojcicki is one of the notable names when it comes to operating tech companies. In 2014, she was authorized as the CEO of YouTube and since then she has made prominent room for herself. Being one of the earliest employees of Google, she served the company for 25 years and initiated making YouTube more convenient to advertisers.
“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,” she wrote in an email sent to YouTube employees on Thursday.
Click the link to see what @youtubecreators has to say about her major decision: https://twitter.com/YouTubeCreators/status/1626267163685265410?t=Awby2JAJotiBfEf2BkWuug&s=19
Susan Wojcicki penned a note where she complimented the new CEO “You will continue to have someone committed to building and advocating for creators at the helm of YouTube. YouTube’s longtime Chief Product Officer, Neal Mohan, will take over the leadership role. He is an excellent leader and understands this community and what you need today, tomorrow and in the future better than anyone plan to stay around for a period of time to help Neal with the transition, and will serve as an advisor to Google and Alphabet, I remain just as convinced today as when started nine years ago, that YouTube’s best days are ahead of it. From Shorts, to podcasting streaming to subscriptions, am excited to see what comes next. And with Neal and our incredible team of employees, you will all be in good hands.”
Neal Mohan was appointed as Chief Product Officer at YouTube in 2015. Assembling YouTube Shorts, Music and subscription offerings in the role were one of his main focuses in achieving his goals.
After Adobe, Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others, its YouTube which will be led by an Indian origin Neal Mohan. He will be joining CEOs globally.