Who is Neal Mohan? All you need to know about YouTube's new Indian-American CEO
The well-known IT leader Neal Mohan previously served as Chief Product Officer at YouTube before taking over as CEO on Thursday. Prior to that, he held the position of Senior Vice President, Display and Video Advertising at Google, where he made substantial contributions to the creation of the company's most popular products, DoubleClick and AdSense.
Neal Mohan CEO of Youtube: Neal Mohan has been announced as the new CEO of YouTube on February 16. Before, the new CEO of YouTube served as Wojcicki's chief product officer. In popular chat shows like Lew Later (unbox therapy), where he discussed his upbringing and YouTube's future aspirations, he has previously represented the corporation.
Today, after nearly 25 years at @Google, I’m stepping back to start a new chapter. I'm inspired every day by creators around the world who bring people together on @YouTube. It's been an honor to have a front row seat to this incredible community. https://t.co/063sYalPzX— Susan Wojcicki (@SusanWojcicki) February 16, 2023
Neal Mohan'e early life
At Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, Mohan received a bachelor's degree in computer science in 1996. In 2005, he went on to receive his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Beginning in 1996, Mohan worked at Accenture (then known as Andersen Consulting). Later, he joined the NetGravity venture, which was ultimately purchased by DoubleClick, a provider of online advertising. Google paid US$3.1 billion to acquire DoubleClick in 2007.
Thank you, @SusanWojcicki. It's been amazing to work with you over the years. You've built YouTube into an extraordinary home for creators and viewers. I'm excited to continue this awesome and important mission. Looking forward to what lies ahead... https://t.co/Rg5jXv1NGb— Neal Mohan (@nealmohan) February 16, 2023
At Google, he quickly advanced the ranks. Mohan was essential in the creation of the AdSense programme, which lets website owners show Google adverts and make money from clicks or impressions.
After being part of YouTube
After becoming chief product officer in 2015, Mohan has contributed to managing and releasing YouTube's other key projects, according to Fast Company.
He once turned down a Chief Product Officer job at Twitter in favour of staying at Google, which cost them around $100 million. A former boss who worked with him also said that he was a "unique" combination of "an 'insatiable techie' but yet had the commercial sense" to engage with clients strategically.
Indian-born CEOs Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe, and Sundar Pichai of Alphabet are among those in charge of other major global software companies. Mohan is one among them.
- PTC PUNJABI