YouTube CEO Steps Down After 9 Years

YouTube CEO Steps Down After 9 Years

Susan Wojcicki announced that she had stepped down as YouTube CEO after nine years. The company named CPO Neal Mohan as its new leader.

Wojcicki stated in a blog post she decided to stand down for personal reasons. She spent nearly 15 years working with Mohan, first when he came over to Google with the DoubleClick acquisition in 2007 and as his role grew to become SVP of display and video ads.

Wojcicki was one of the first employees at Google and cited her early work with co-founders Lawrence Page and Sergey Brin, which led to a nearly 25-year career with Google parent Alphabet. Before being named YouTube CEO in 2014, Wojcicki co-created Google image search led its first video and book search, worked on acquisitions of YouTube and DoubleClick acquisitions, and served as SVP of advertising.

Wojcicki said she would help with the leadership transition, which will include continuing to work with some YouTube teams, coaching team members, and meeting with creators. She also agreed to serve in an advisory role across Google and Alphabet.