Indian-American Neal Mohan Takes The Seat of YouTube CEO

Indian-American Neal Mohan Takes The Seat of YouTube CEO

Welcome New Mr. CEO: Neal Mohan is The New CEO of Youtube 

One of the most well-known women in the IT industry, Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, just revealed that she will be leaving her position. Wojcicki outlines her decision to stand down as CEO in a letter to the staff at YouTube. Citing the need to prioritize her family, health, and passion projects. The letter from the CEO of youtube stated her decision to leave the online global video-sharing platform after nine years. Her vacant seat will be taken by Indian-American Neal Mohan as the new CEO of Youtube. He is no newcomer at Youtube, having worked under Wojcicki for years. 

Background of The New Mr. CEO

Neal Mohan joined Google and was a long-time partner of Susan Wojcicki with the DoubleClick acquisition, in 2007. As a electric engineer graduate from Stanford University, he was appointed as chief product officer at Youtube in 2015. Having worked for the video-sharing platform for around 8 years now, he has his hands well-versed in the technical and functional aspects of it. 

Mohan had his main focus on building and growing Youtube Shorts and Youtube Music as the next thing that will attract creators. His work is surely commendable as 2.9 million channels are currently posting Shorts on YouTube with 25 million Shorts total. 

Another Reason?

Wojcicki was one of the first employees at Youtube who climbed that ladder right to the top. Having worked for and with the platform for that many years, she was behind it being the entertaining jukebox it is today. 

However, some speculate that the shift of leadership occurs as YouTube’s advertising revenue declines for the second consecutive quarter due to fierce competition from Netflix and other streaming services as well as short-form video platforms like TikTok and Facebook’s Reels for viewers’ attention.

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