YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki Is Stepping Down From Her Role As CEO
Susan Wojcicki is stepping down from her role as CEO of video streaming outfit YouTube, according to a new report.
Wojcicki was one of the most prominent women in the technology space and was also one of Google’s earliest employees.
Recode reports that Neal Mohan will take over the role of CEO, with an email having been sent to employees to confirm the move. Wojcicki said she was leaving in order to “start a new chapter focused on my family, health and personal projects I’m passionate about,” according to Recode which cites the email.
“Susan has a unique place in Google history and has made the most incredible contribution to products used by people everywhere,” Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin said in a statement. “We’re so grateful for all she’s done over the last 25 years.”
Recode also shared the email that was sent to employees in its entirety.
As for what this will mean for both YouTubers and their viewers, we will have to wait and see and it’s far too soon to make a judgment. But all eyes will now be on Mohan to see what he has planned and what changes he will make moving forward.
YouTube has historically struggled to find a happy medium between creating a place where creativity can be expressed and also building a platform that proves lucrative to advertisers.