YouTube appoints Mary Ellen Coe as Chief Business Officer, following departure of Robert Kyncl

Robert Kyncl, world head of content material at YouTube Inc.

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Long-time YouTube govt Robert Kyncl introduced on Monday he is departing the dominant social video platform within the U.S. after greater than 12 years on the firm.

Google President of world buyer options Mary Ellen Coe will take over the position of Chief Business Officer at YouTube beginning in early October, the corporate confirmed. Kyncl will quickly keep at YouTube to assist with the transition.

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki thanked Kyncl on Twitter on Monday.

We owe so much of our growth and impact to your leadership,” Wojcicki wrote. “I’m excited to welcome Mary Ellen Coe as YT’s new CBO. Mary Ellen’s career at Google has been dedicated to making partners more successful and I know she’ll do the same for creators, partners and users @YouTube!”

Variety first reported on the management modifications at YouTube.

Kyncl joined Google’s video platform after practically eight years as vp of content material at Netflix within the third quarter of 2010.

Variety reported that Wojcicki despatched an inside memo to YouTube staff on Monday noting that below his management, “YouTube forged new relationships and partnerships in music, traditional media and tech,” whereas paying “more than $30B to creators, artists and media companies in the last 3 years.”

Kyncl’s expertise at Netflix and YouTube made him a go-to supply for legacy media executives, together with former Disney CEO Bob Iger, who’ve transitioned their companies to deal with direct-to-consumer streaming providers.

Incoming CBO Mary Ellen Coe has served as Google’s president of world buyer options since early 2017, and has been working at Google since 2012. Prior to her tenure with the search large, she was a companion at McKinsey.

She additionally served on the boards of multi-national healthcare firm Merck, and grocery enterprise Whole Foods Markets earlier than it was acquired by Amazon.

Google didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.


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