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Susan Wojcicki, head of YouTube, resigns

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced on Thursday that she was stepping down from a position she had held for nearly a decade, CNN reported.

Susan Wojcicki wrote in a blog post that she plans to “start a new chapter” focused on family, health and personal projects that she is passionate about.

Wojcicki has been associated with Google (Google acquired YouTube in 2006) from its earliest days, when its founders were working on the first version of the search engine back in the garage. She has been working at the company for almost 25 years, of which the last 10 have been the head of YouTube.

“Susan occupies a unique place in Google’s history and has made an incredible contribution to products used by people around the world,” Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin said in a statement. “We are very grateful for everything she has done,” they added.

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Neal Mohan is the new CEO of YouTube

Wojcicki was CEO of YouTube for nine years. She will be succeeded by Neal Mohan, the current Chief Product Officer.

“With everything we do with short videos, streaming and subscriptions, and the promises of AI, YouTube’s most exciting opportunities lie ahead and Neal is the right person to lead us,” wrote Wojcicki. The current president of YouTube with Google does not say goodbye completely. She will continue to work with some teams and advise Google CEO Sundar Pichai, offering “advice and guidance on Google Search and Alphabet’s portfolio of companies.”

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