As Forbes tells it, Susan Wojcicki, Google’s senior vice president of advertising and commerce and one of its earliest employees, “championed” the acquisition of YouTube by the search engine giant. Now she’s been tasked with running it.
Wojcicki will take over as senior vice president in charge of YouTube, Google confirmed today, succeeding Salar Kamangar, YouTube’s CEO since 2010.
Considering revenues have been up over 51 percent at YouTube in the past year, Kamangar’s leave is most likely a step onto bigger and better things with Google — meanwhile Wojcicki’s move is more of a lateral one. She has the experience with television to take YouTube towards its natural progression though and as competition for attention and revenue streams becomes more fierce for YouTube, Wojcicki’s skills and acumen should come in handy.
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