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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki steps down after nine years

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She announced it herself in a post where she also revealed that her successor will be YouTube’s chief product officer Neal Mohan

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is stepping down after nine years at the helm of the world’s largest online video platform. She announced it herself in a post on her blog and also revealed that her successor will be YouTube’s chief product officer Neal Mohan.

Wojcicki’s announcement

Wojcicki, 54, was previously senior vice president of advertising products at Google and became CEO of YouTube in 2014. Prior to Google, Wojcicki worked at Intel and Bain & Company. “Today, after almost 25 years here, I have decided to step down from my role as head of YouTube and start a new chapter focusing on my family, health and personal projects that I am passionate about,” said Wojcicki.

The beginning of the career at Google

While she has become one of the most respected female executives in the male-dominated tech industry, Wojcicki will also be remembered as Google’s first landlady. Shortly after Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin turned their search engine into a business in 1998, Wojcicki rented them the garage of his home in Menlo Park, California, for $1,700 a month. Page and Brin – then both 25 – spent five months perfecting their search engine in Wojcicki’s garage before moving Google into a more formal office and later convincing their former landlady to join the company. “It would have been one of the best decisions of my life,” Wojcicki wrote when announcing his departure.

Source: TG 24 Sky

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