Neal Mohan, an Indian-American, is all set to become the next chief executive officer (CEO) of YouTube, replacing Susan Wojcicki who on Thursday announced that she is stepping down from her role. Wojcicki spent nine years as the head of the global online video-sharing and social media platform. Mohan graduated in electric engineering from Stanford University. He joined Google with the DoubleClick acquisition in 2007 and was appointed chief product officer at YouTube in 2015. He focused on building YouTube Shorts, Music and subscription offerings in the role. He has also worked with Microsoft and sits on the board of Stitch Fix and genomics and biotechnology company 23andMe. The change of guard comes as YouTube’s advertising revenue fell for the second straight quarter amid intense competition for viewing time with short-form video services such as TikTok and Facebook’s Reels, and streaming services like Netflix.
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