YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki reportedly steps down after 9 years with the company. Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer of the company will now be the new head of the streaming platform YouTube.
YouTube CEO Reportedly Steps Down After 9 Years
On Thursday, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said that she will be stepping down as the head of the world’s biggest online video website. The longtime Google executive in a post on the YouTube blog said that the time is right for her to step aside.
“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,” Wojcicki in the post said, which also was shared with the employees of YouTube.
Wojcicki Will Be Replaced By Neal Mohan
That being said, Wojcicki will be replaced by Neal Mohan who has served as chief product officer at YouTube previously. The outgoing CEO said that she will help with the transition of leadership and in the long term, take up an advisory role across Google as well as its parent company Alphabet.
Wojcicki’s Post in Regards to Stepping down as CEO of YouTube
“This will allow me to call on my different experiences over the years to offer counsel and guidance across Google and the portfolio of Alphabet companies,” Wojcicki in the post said. “It’s an incredibly important time for Google—it reminds me of the early days—incredible product and technology innovation, huge opportunities, and a healthy disregard for the impossible.”
Wojcicki Was One of the Earliest Employees of Google
Wojcicki was one of the earliest employees of Google. She reportedly rented out her garage to co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were building the search giant back in the late 1990s. And before being appointed YouTube CEO back in 2014, she was the senior vice president of advertising at Google.