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All About Indo-American Neal Mohan—YouTube's Next CEO

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Indian-American Neal Mohan has taken over as the CEO of YouTube. The decision comes shortly after Susan Wojcicki's resignation on February 16, 2023. Mohan was serving as the firm's chief product officer, under Wojcicki, prior to this professional elevation. 

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Just in case you're wondering who he is, here are five lesser-known facts about the corporate honcho: 

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EducationMohan is armed with a degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was reportedly an Arjay Miller Scholar.

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Early CareerHe began his career as a consultant with Accenture in August 1996, and soon moved on to a start-up called NetGravity, where he served as Vice President—Business Operations. The firm was eventually acquired by Doubleclick. 

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Career at GoogleThe 49-year-old helmed Google's display and video advertising business from 2008 to 2015, where he oversaw advertising product offerings on YouTube, the Google Display Network, AdSense, AdMob, and DoubleClick ad tech products.

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YouTubeMohan joined YouTube as its chief product officer in 2015, shortly after Wojcicki was onboarded as the firm's CEO in 2014. He played a key role in launching properties such as YouTube Premium, YouTube Music, YouTube Kids and YouTube Shorts.

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Personal Life And Net WorthBorn in Lucknow, UP, Mohan is married to Hema Sareen Mohan, a former nonprofit executive and senior aide in CA Senate. With over 20 years of experience in the public sector, her key policy areas are education and juvenile justice reform.