Neal Mohan has become the latest Indian at the helm of global firms, tech or non-tech. Neil has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at YouTube, the video streaming app that runs on every smart phone worldwide. He takes over as CEO after the resignation of Susan Wojcicki, who was the top boss at YouTube for 9 years, while Neal was the Chief Product Officer with YouTube.
Neal is a Stanford graduate and joined Google in 2008 after stints at Microsoft, among others. In his role as Chief Product Officer at YouTube since 2015, Neal was overseeing the latest creations, YouTube Shorts and Music. Neal did is BSc in Electrical Engineering at Stanford following which he pursued a MBA from Stanford itself.
Neal Mohan joins the elite CEOs of iconic global companies, some of whom include Satya Nadella of Microsoft (2014), Sundar Pichai at Alphabet (2020), Shantanu Narayen who heads Adobe (2008), Arvind Krishnan at IBM (2020), Devika Bulchandani at Ogilvy (2022), Laxman Narasimhan at Starbucks (will take over in April 2023), Leena Nair at Chanel (2021), Sandeep Kataria at Bata (2021), Raghu Raghuram of VMWare (2021), Vivek Sankaran of Albertsons (2019), Vasant Narsimhan at Novartis (2018), George Kurian at NetApp (2015), Anjali Sood at Vimeo (2017), Raj Subramaniam at FedEx (2022), CS Venkatakrishnan at Barclays (2021), Sonia Syngal of Gap (2014), Thomas Kurian at Google Cloud (2021), among others.
These Millennial Indian CEOs of global giants are an ensemble representation of the ethos, quality and robustness of the Indian education system and culture that has resulted in the students from Indian institutions rising to global level and being recognized and inducted into institutes of higher studies in western countries and taking up leadership roles with top notch multinationals.