Neal Mohan, an Indian-American, will take over as CEO of YouTube, which is owned by Alphabet, after Susan Wojcicki announced that she would be leaving her position as CEO. Here is all the information you need about him.
Neal Mohan, an Indian American who has worked for YouTube for a long time, is taking over as the head of the platform, which is owned by Google. Mohan will join a small group of global tech leaders who were born in India. These people include Sundar Pichai of Google’s parent company Alphabet, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Arvind Krishna of IBM, and Shantanu Narayen of Adobe.
Mohan is replacing Susan Wojcicki, whose departure marks the end of an era at the largest video platform in the world.
In her blog post, the 54-year-old said that she will put her family, her health, and the personal projects she is most passionate about first. Before becoming CEO of YouTube in 2014, Wojcicki was Google’s executive vice president for advertising products. She said that the chief product officer of the platform, Neal Mohan, will become the new CEO.
Indian-American Neal Mohan used to be the Chief Product Officer for YouTube. In 2008, Neal Mohan started to work for Google, which is in charge of YouTube. For almost 15 years, Mohan and Wojcicki have worked on projects together. Because Google bought DoubleClick in 2007, he was able to join the company and work his way up to senior vice president of Display and Video Ads. In 2015, YouTube made him its chief product officer.
In 1996, he went to Standford University in the United States and got a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He got his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2005. In addition to YouTube, he is on the board of the clothing and design business Stitch Fix. He is on the board of directors for the genetics company 23andMe.
Firstpost says that Indian-American executive Neal Mohan has been given a $100 million bribe by Google to keep him from going to work for Twitter. TechCrunch says he got a payout of $100 million at the time. Business Insider says that, based on the price of Google stock at the time, those shares are probably worth around $150 million now.