YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has just announced that she will be stepping back from her role in the company.
“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,” she said in her letter addressed to the employees.
New YouTube CEO and Future for Wojcicki
Taking her place is Neal Monhan who has worked with Wojcicki for many years and worked under her since 2015.
Monhan joined Google in 2007 in the DoubleClick acquisition and eventually took on the role of SVP of Display and Video Ads. In 2015, he became YouTube’s Chief Product Officer and led the Trust and Safety team.
Wojcicki clarified that she will support Monhan and assist in the transition as well as work. Additionally, she will take on an advisory role in Google and Alphabet.
“In the longer term, I’ve agreed with Sundar to take on an advisory role across Google and Alphabet. This will allow me to call on my different experiences over the years to offer counsel and guidance across Google and the portfolio of Alphabet companies,” she said in the statement.
Read the full announcement here.
Ram found his love and appreciation for writing in 2015 having started in the gaming and esports sphere for GG Network. He would then transition to focus more on the world of tech which has also began his journey into learning more about this world. That said though, he still has the mentality of "as long as it works" for his personal gadgets.