YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced Thursday that she is stepping down as head of YouTube, the world’s largest video platform. She will be replaced by Neal Mohan, the company’s current second executive and longtime head of product.
“Today, after nearly 25 years here, I have decided to step back from my role as head of YouTube and begin a new chapter focused on my family, health and personal projects that I am passionate about. ‘, said Wojcicki. he wrote in an email to his employees. “Now is the right time for me. YouTube has a great leadership team in place and I feel I can do this.”
This news was previously reported by Vox.
A member of Forbes’ Power Women list, Wojcicki became CEO of YouTube in 2014 after previously leading Google’s display and video advertising businesses. She famously rented out her Menlo Park garage in 1998 to her Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and she joined the company a year later as employee number 16.
Wojcicki said he will remain an advisor to Google’s parent company, Alphabet.
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