Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube Steps Down
20th February 2023
The most recent high-profile resignation comes from CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki who is stepping down from the company after nine years at the helm.
Her successor is her colleague, Neal Mohan, who is current Chief Product Officer and will take on the position of SVP and new head of YouTube.
“I always dreamed of working for a company with a mission that could change the world for the better”.
Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube
Susan was one of the first employees at Google and even rented out her garage to founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in the early days. “Today, after nearly 25 years here, I’ve decided to step back from my role as the head of YouTube and start a new chapter focused on my family, health, and personal projects I’m passionate about”, she said.
Reflecting on her career, Susan wrote in a blog (on February 16th) to her YouTube colleagues: “Over the years, I’ve worn many hats and done so many things: managed marketing, co-created Google Image Search, led Google’s first Video and Book search, as well as early parts of AdSense’s creation, worked on the YouTube and DoubleClick acquisitions, served as SVP of Ads, and for the last nine years, the CEO of YouTube.”
“I’m so proud of everything we’ve achieved. It’s been exhilarating, meaningful, and all-consuming.”
Susan will continue to provide valuable counsel and guidance across Google and the portfolio of Alphabet companies in an advisory capacity.