Co-founder of YouTube Inc. Chad Harley announced that he was leaving his CEO position. His successor will be Google's vice president, Salar Kamangar.
At the F.ounders conference in Dublin, Harley said that he would like to see YouTube independent as it was before Google’s acquisition. Google bought YouTube in 2006 for $ 1.65 billion and granted it greater autonomy. However, the departure of Harley means that Google is still tightly controlled by YouTube.
In an official report spread by Google, Harley writes:
For the past two years, I have been playing a more advisory role on YouTube, while Salar Kamangar was in charge of the company's main operations. I will continue to work as a consultant, and I’m happy to witness the next growth phase of YouTube.