Meet The New CEO Of Youtube: Neal Mohan
- February 21, 2023
- Priyanka Kesarwani
- Posted in What’s Buzzing
Neal Mohan, an Indian American, will replace exiting YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki. Check out his salary, personal and professional background, India connection
Neal Mohan, a seasoned Indian-American senior executive who has worked under Susan Wojcicki for the previous nine years as YouTube’s CEO, will succeed her. Wojcicki is giving her resignation from her job. The 54-year-old said in her blog post that she will give her family, her health, and the personal initiatives she is passionate about her first priority. Wojcicki was senior vice president of advertising products at Google before being named YouTube’s CEO in 2014. She announced that the platform’s chief product officer, Neal Mohan, will take over as the next CEO.
About Neal Mohan
Indian-American Former Chief Product Officer of YouTube, Neal Mohan. Neal Mohan began working for Google, which owns YouTube, in 2008. Mohan & Wojcicki have worked together on projects for nearly 15 years. As a result of Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick in 2007, he joined the company and eventually attained the position of a senior vice president for Display and Video Advertising. He was named YouTube’s chief product officer in 2015.
Neal Mohan’s Education and Family
Mohan is married to Hema Sareen Mohan, who seems to have 20 years of work experience in the nonprofit and public welfare sectors. He married his wife when worked with DoubleClick in New York. Neal Mohan earned his undergraduate degree in physics from Stanford University in 1996 and his MBA from” Stanford Management School” in 2005.
Neal Mohan’s Professional Life
Neal Mohan began working for Google in 2008. In 2015, he was selected to hold the position of Chief Product Officer at YouTube. He has built up a top-notch team for product development and user experience, and he was instrumental in the introduction of some of the most important products, including YouTube TV, YouTube Music, Premium, and Shorts. Mohan, who formerly worked at Microsoft, currently serves on the board of Stitch Fix & 23andMe, two companies involved in genomics and biotechnology. Before spending approximately eight years as Google’s senior VP of visual and video ads, he spent roughly six years working for DoubleClick. Google purchased DoubleClick in 2007.
Thanking Tweets by Neal, Susan, and Youtube
Wojcicki stated in a message to employees and said, “Today, after nearly 25 years here, I’ve decided to step back from my role as the head of YouTube and start a new chapter focused on my family, health and personal projects I’m passionate about”.
Today, after nearly 25 years at @Google, I’m stepping back to start a new chapter. I'm inspired every day by creators around the world who bring people together on @YouTube. It's been an honor to have a front row seat to this incredible community. https://t.co/063sYalPzX
— Susan Wojcicki (@SusanWojcicki) February 16, 2023
Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page stated in a statement that, “Susan has a unique place in Google history and has made the most incredible contribution to products used by people everywhere,” “We’re so grateful for all she’s done over the last 25 years.”
Wojcicki stated in a message to YouTube’s content producers that she intends to stick around for a while to assist Mohan in assuming the position. She also praised Mohan as a great leader and added that he is aware of the demands of the maker community.
She said in her message to content producers, “…with Neal and our incredible team of employees, you all will be in good hands”.
thank you @SusanWojcicki for all your amazing work over the years to make YouTube home for so many creators ♥️ pic.twitter.com/T2t2NUqRsW
— YouTube Creators (@YouTubeCreators) February 16, 2023
In a tweet, Mohan expressed gratitude to Wojcicki and expressed excitement ”looking forward to what lies ahead”.
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