Neal Mohan — The New Ceo Of Youtube?
Neal Mohan, an Indian–American, has been a long–time associate of Susan Wojcicki and joined Google through the DoubleClick acquisition in 2007. He is now poised to become YouTube‘s next CEO. (Source: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for YouTube)
Neal Mohan, an Indian–American, is ready to take over as the new CEO of YouTube, succeeding Susan Wojcicki who declared her resignation on Thursday. She had been in charge of the global video–sharing and social media platform for nine years.
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Indra Nooyi, who served as PepsiCo‘s CEO for 12 years before stepping down in 2018, will add to the roster of Indian–born executives leading international corporations, such as Microsoft‘s Satya Nadella, Adobe‘s Shantanu Narayen, and Alphabet‘s Sundar Pichai.
Who is Neal Mohan?
- Neal Mohan graduated in electric engineering from Stanford University.
- Mohan, a longtime lieutenant of Susan Wojcicki, joined Google with the DoubleClick acquisition in 2007.
- Mohan was appointed chief product officer at YouTube in 2015. He focused on building YouTube Shorts, Music and subscription offerings in the role.
- Previously, Mohan has worked with Microsoft and sits on the board of Stitch Fix and genomics and biotechnology company 23 and Me.
- Mohan said he is excited to continue this “awesome and important mission” and looking forward to a new future. “Thank you, @SusanWojcicki. It’s been amazing to work with you over the years. You’ve built YouTube into an extraordinary home for creators and viewers. I’m excited to continue this awesome and important mission. Looking forward to what lies ahead…” Mohan tweeted.
Thank you, @SusanWojcicki. It’s been amazing to work with you over the years. You’ve built YouTube into an extraordinary home for creators and viewers. I’m excited to continue this awesome and important mission. Looking forward to what lies ahead… https://t.co/Rg5jXv1NGb
— Neal Mohan (@nealmohan) February 16, 2023
As YouTube‘s advertising revenue has dropped for two consecutive quarters, the transition of leadership is taking place due to the challenge of trying to capture viewership from TikTok, Facebook‘s Reels, and streaming services like Netflix.