Neal Mohan, an Indian native, is one of the CEOs guiding other major global IT companies.
After longtime CEO Susan Wojcicki resigned on Thursday following the new CEO of YouTube. It will now be led by Neal Mohan (February 16). However, YouTube’s parent firm, Google, got its start in Wojcicki’s garage.
Susan Wojcicki’s resignation occurs at a time when there is a lot of potential impact of AI chatbots like ChatGPT, which is now integrated with competitor Microsoft’s Bing Search. In addition, YouTube faces a fierce challenge from short-length video platforms like TikTok and Instagram Reels.
As chief product officer of YouTube, Stanford alumni Neal Mohan oversees the Shorts and Music divisions. Additionally, he belongs to the Council on International Relations in the area. Thus, a free-standing American thinking organization.
According to Fast Company, Mohan has helped manage and release YouTube’s other important projects ever since he was named chief product officer in 2015. Indian-born Mohan is one of several CEOs overseeing other major global IT companies, including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen, and Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai. In recent years, Indian-origin CEOs have also led other venerable American corporations, like FedEx, one of the largest providers of transportation services in the world, and Starbucks, where Laxman Narasimhan is poised to take the helm.