YouTube CEO Chad Hurley quits

By on Oct 30, 2010 in Current Events, Internet, Technology, World Comments

Chad Hurley
Chad Hurley has stepped down as chief executive of YouTube, the most dominant online video-sharing website, but will stay as the company’s adviser. In 2005, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim co-founded YouTube with Hurley. Salar Kamangar, Google Vice President for Product Management, will take over as CEO of YouTube.

According to international news sites, Hurley explained that Kamangar has been leading the daily operations of YouTube for two years now, while he takes on the advisory role.

Salar Kamangar

Image credit: Google Corporate Website

Here is Salar Kamangar‘s profile based on Google‘s Corporate Information website:

Salar Kamangar is Vice President of Google’s Web Applications, including Gmail, Talk, Calendar, Reader, orkut, Blogger, Picasa, Video, Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Checkout. Previously, he was Vice President of Product Management for Google’s advertising and monetisation products, including the AdWords programme, which he defined with a small engineering team. Today, AdWords is the foundation for Google’s syndication on partner sites and serves as the engine that drives Google’s revenue. Prior to that, Salar created the company’s first business plan and was responsible for its legal and finance functions. From there, he became a founding member of Google’s product team, where he worked on consumer projects including the acquisition of DejaNews and the subsequent launch of Google Groups.

Salar earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with honours from Stanford University.

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