Neal Mohan, the new CEO of YouTube, is an Indian-American business executive who will succeed Susan Wojcicki as the fourth and current CEO of YouTube on February 16, 2023. He hails from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
In addition to Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen and Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai, Mohan will join a growing list of CEOs of Indian descent heading up US-based global companies.
Meet YouTube’s new CEO: Indian-American Neal Mohan
After graduation, he began working for Accenture, which was then controlled by Arthur Andersen. In 1997, he joined the start-up Net Gravity, where he played a critical management role and significantly increased the company’s visibility.
Electrical engineer Mohan, a Stanford graduate, joined Google in 2007 after it bought DoubleClick. Since he was appointed Chief Product Officer in 2015, he has worked hard to create YouTube Shorts and Music ever since.
When Neal Mohan joined Google in 2007, his role there grew and he is now the senior vice president of display and video advertising. Since taking over as chief product officer in 2015, he has built a world-class product and UX team and played a key role in introducing some of the company’s biggest products, including YouTube TV, YouTube Music and Premium, and Shorts. He was also in charge of the Trust and Security team.
Neal Mohan previously worked for Microsoft and is on the boards of 23andMe and Stitch Fix. Mohan earned an MBA and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, California.
What Susan Wojcicki had to write when stepping down as YouTube CEO:
In a memoir aid, Susan Wojcicki said:
“Today, after almost 25 years here, I have decided to step back from my role as the director of YouTube (since 2014). The time is right for me and I feel empowered to do so because we have an amazing leadership team at your place on YouTube”.
Thanking Susan Wojcicki, Neal Mohan tweeted:
“I am excited to continue this incredible and important mission. I look forward to what is to come…”