YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is stepping down after nine years in the position. The platform’s chief product officer, Neal Mohan, will take over as CEO of the Google-owned company. She announced in a blog post that she had made the decision to begin a new chapter that would be centered on her family, health, and passion projects. In her blog, she commended Mohan’s work developing YouTube TV as well as overseeing YouTube Music, Premium, and Shorts. She said she will stay on YouTube in the short term to support Neal and assist with the transition. Wojcicki stated she would take on an advisory role across Google and Alphabet at the request of Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. She explains that doing this will enable her to draw on her various life experiences to provide advice and direction to Google and the portfolio of Alphabet firms.

Wojcicki has worked for Google for about 25 years and was ranked number 16 out of the company’s original 20 workers. The online video platform had just surpassed one billion subscribers when she started using it in 2014. There are currently 2.5 billion viewers on it, and a large number of YouTube creators, sometimes known as YouTubers, have built successful businesses around their unique channels. Wojcicki is the most prominent tech CEO to recently resign from long-standing positions. Her resignation comes after those of Jeff Bezos, who stepped down as CEO of Amazon in 2021; Sheryl Sandberg, who left Facebook in 2022; and Parag Agrawal, who left Twitter last year as part of a shakeup prompted by new leader Elon Musk.