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YouTube has a New Boss With an Indian Connect

Google has been hit with news of Susan Wojcicki’s stepping down after having completed 25 years in Google as one of its maiden employees. She has stepped down from her latest role of Chief Executive at YouTube. 

A very prominent name in the world of women in tech, she posted the news as a  personal update on YouTube this Thursday.

What seems to be a cheer is that Neal Mohan, another big name in this domain is set to replace Wojcicki.

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A change of guard

At a time when TikTok and Netflix ate going great guns with their content, YouTube seems to be vying for better view times.

Wojcicki cited her reason for stepping down as the needs to have more focus on her “family, health, and personal projects”. Before her stint as YouTube CEO, she had held top spot at Google.

Meanwhile, Neal Mohan had earlier held the position of Chief Product Officer, YouTube prior to the step up to CEO now.

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Knowing Mohan up close

Mohan has been a huge impact on the company’s growth. Earlier, he had been at Google with the designation, Senior VP of Display and Video Ads.

He is a key figure in the development of DoubleClick and AdSense. These have consistently ranked among the top Google products of all times.

Mohan is a Stanford University grad in Computer Science from 1996 nad he had been an Arjay Miller Scholar. Going ahead  he became an MBA post grad from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the year 2005.

Mohan had been with Accenture, NetGravity and then Google.

As per a report from Business Insider, Mohan had had offers of top positions at Twitter thanks to the product expertise he has but Google had spent around $100 million in bonuses in order to retain one of their top assets.

Summing up

Now that proves what an employee means to a tech giant. Let us hope his innovation brings in more than just fame for YouTube.

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Satarupa Bhattacharya
Satarupa Bhattacharya
Satarupa B. Kaur has been writing professionally since a decade now. Always on the go; she loves to travel, books, playtime with her toddler--as she explores new places, amazing food and anything tech!

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