Neil Mohan appointed as new CEO of YouTube

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Indian-American executive Neil Mohan has been appointed as the new CEO of YouTube.

An overview of the news

  • He is working as YouTube's Chief Product Officer and Senior Vice President. 

  • He will replace Susan Wojcicki, who has announced her decision to step down after nine years in the position.

  • Mohan is joining an elite list of Indian-origin tech chiefs, including Alphabet's Sundar Pichai, Microsoft's Satya Nadella, IBM's Arvind Krishna and Adobe's Shantanu Narayen.

Who is Neal Mohan?

  • He completed his studies in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

  • He completed his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2005.

  • He worked at DoubleClick Inc. from 1997 to 2003. Worked in

  • At Microsoft, he served as Manager, Corporate Strategist from June 2004 to September 2004.

  • He returned to DoubleClick as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Product Management.

  • He joined Google in 2008.

  • From 2008 to 2015, Mohan was in charge of Google's display and video advertising business.

  • Mohan became the Chief Product Officer of YouTube in 2015.

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