After almost 25 years at Google and over 9 years as senior vice president of YouTube, CEO Susan Wojcicki is stepping down from her post, she will stay with the company for a while but will then focus on personal things. Her successor is YouTube’s previous Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced on February 16, 2023 that she would step down from this position. The news reached YouTube staff in the early hours of the morning and was later released public via the YouTube blog made. The message reads, “Today, after nearly 25 years here, I’ve decided to step down from my role as YouTube CEO and start a new chapter.”
As a reason for the resignation, the 54-year-old Wojcicki states that she would like to take care of her family and her private life more in the future. She also has some personal projects that she wants to pursue in the meantime. She once rented out her garage to Google founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin. Susan Wojcicki started at Google in 1999. She was the 16th job at the company and is said to have been hammering the verb “google” into people’s heads over the years.
Neal Mohan becomes the new CEO of YouTube
takes your place Neal Mohan as Senior Vice President and CEO of YouTube. Mohan previously served as chief product officer at YouTube for a good seven years. During this time he has pushed important projects such as YouTube TV, YouTube Music, YouTube Premium and YouTube Shorts.
Mohan has also led YouTube’s Trust and Safety team. Speaking of YouTube’s new CEO, Susan Wojcicki said, “He has a wonderful understanding of our product, our business, our creators, our communities and our people. Neal will be a great leader for YouTube.”
Source | dexterto