Neal Mohan, an Indian-American executive, is set to take on the role of CEO of Google’s video platform, YouTube, replacing Susan Wojcicki who served in the position for nine years.
Mohan will be among the growing number of Indian-origin executives who are leading major technology companies globally. This list includes Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet, and Indra Nooyi, who was CEO of PepsiCo for 12 years before stepping down in 2018.
Mohan, a Stanford University graduate in electrical engineering, has been with Google since 2008, and has served as YouTube’s Chief Product Officer since 2015.
During his tenure, he established a top-notch product and user experience team and played a key role in launching some of YouTube’s biggest products, such as YouTube TV, YouTube Music and Premium, and Shorts.
In addition to his work at Google, Mohan has also worked with Microsoft and serves on the boards of Stitch Fix and genomics and biotechnology company 23andMe.
Before joining Google, he spent nearly six years at DoubleClick, which was acquired by Google in 2007, and later served for about eight years as Senior Vice President of Display and Video Advertising at Google.