YouTube’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Susan Wojcicki, has announced that she is stepping down from her position and will be replaced by Neal Mohan, the company’s current Chief Product Officer.
Wojcicki has been with the video streaming platform for nine years and chose Mohan, an Indian American executive working alongside her for 15 years, as her successor.
Mohan has been working as YouTube’s Chief Product Officer since 2015 and previously worked at Google, which he joined in 2008.
He has also worked with Microsoft and is well-known for his expertise in digital advertising.
Wojcicki praised Mohan’s contributions to the company in a letter to the employees, highlighting his role in launching several of YouTube’s products, such as YouTube TV, YouTube Music and Premium, and Shorts.
After the announcement, Mohan thanked Wojcicki in a tweet, saying he was excited to continue working on the “awesome and important mission” of YouTube.