Susan Wojcicki is stepping down as CEO of YouTube

YouTube CEO and one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent women, Susan Wojcicki, has announced that she is stepping down from her role at the world’s most popular video sharing platform.

In his letter to staff, he says he is starting a new chapter focused on my family, health, and personal projects. Wojcicki will remain at Google and Alphabet, but as an advisor. In an email, She revealed that she is focusing on family, health, and personal projects that she is passionate about.

 “Today, after nearly 25 years here, I have decided to step down 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,” she wrote in emails to YouTube staff. She also thanked Sundar Pichai for his continued support. 

Going forward, Wojcicki will serve as an advisor to Google and Alphabet, following Pichai’s suggestion that Neal Mohan, who is YouTube’s chief product officer, will take over his responsibilities. Interestingly, Mohan will become YouTube’s senior vice president and director instead of CEO. He helped launch YouTube TV, YouTube Music, Premium, and Shorts, and also led the platform’s trust and security team.

Speaking about Neal Mohan, Wojcicki says, “With everything we’re doing with short videos, streaming, and subscriptions, and the promise of AI, YouTube’s most exciting opportunities lie ahead, and Neal is the right person to lead us.”

Among his earlier roles, he was the first Product Manager for AdSense and also played a role in the very first Google Doodle. He encouraged the company to buy YouTube and, years later, ran the platform as its CEO. YouTube has now become a significant part of Google and Alphabet, accounting for more than 10 percent of the company’s total revenue last year.

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