YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki steps down, Neal Mohan takes top job

YouTube’s long-serving CEO Susan Wojcicki has become the latest high-profile media industry figure to leave her role in recent months.

Wojcicki, who held the post for nine years, announced the news herself in a farewell blog on the company’s website and outined the succession plan.

Those changes will see Neal Mohan become the new head of YouTube, with Wojcicki adding: “With all we’re doing across shorts, streaming, and subscriptions, together with the promises of AI, YouTube’s most exciting opportunities are ahead, and Neal is the right person to lead us.”

Wojcicki added that would “support Neal and help with the transition, which will include continuing to work with some YouTube teams, coaching team members, and meeting with creators.”

She continued: “In the longer term, I’ve agreed with (Google CEO Sundar Pichai) 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 Alphabet companies.”

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