Indian-American Neal Mohan appointed CEO of YouTube

Neal Mohan, Indian-American Product Executive, Set to Lead YouTube as CEO Susan Wojcicki Steps Down.

On Thursday, YouTube CEO and one of the first Google employees, Susan Wojcicki, announced that she will be stepping down from her role.

As a result, Neal Mohan, an Indian-American senior advertising and product executive, is set to take the helm as the new CEO of Alphabet-owned YouTube.

Neal Mohan has been with Google since 2008, where he played a key role in advancing the company’s advertising products, including Adwords, AdSense, and DoubleClick.

He had previously worked at Accenture and at a startup called NetGravity, which was later acquired by online advertising firm DoubleClick. He also had a stint with Microsoft as the manager of corporate strategy.

Mohan is a Stanford graduate who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business.

He was appointed YouTube’s chief product officer in 2015 and oversaw the launch of some of the platform’s biggest products.

According to reports, Mohan was also offered a Chief Product Officer position at Twitter. In addition to his role at YouTube, he sits on the board of American personal styling service Stitch Fix and biotech company 23andMe, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mohan is among a number of Indian-origin CEOs who are leading global tech giants, including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai.

Susan Wojcicki plans to focus on “family, health, and personal projects” and will take on an advisory role at Alphabet. She was the senior vice president for ad products at Google before becoming the CEO of YouTube in 2014.

In conclusion, Neal Mohan’s appointment as YouTube’s CEO marks a significant milestone for Indian-Americans in the tech industry.

His impressive track record and expertise in the field will undoubtedly help steer the platform to greater heights in the years to come.

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