Salar Kamangar
Kamangar in 2008
Born1977 (age 46–47)
Alma materStanford University
Occupation(s)Google executive
Former CEO of YouTube
PredecessorChad Hurley
SuccessorSusan Wojcicki

Salar Kamangar (Persian: سالار کمانگر; born 1977 in Tehran) is an Iranian-American senior executive at Google and former CEO of Google's YouTube brand.

Early childhood and education

Salar Kamangar, born in Tehran, holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with honors from Stanford University and was the 9th employee to join Google.[2] He joined after graduating from Stanford in 1998.[2]


On October 29, 2010, it was announced that Salar "SK" Kamangar, who was in charge of day-to-day activities, would replace Chad Hurley as CEO of YouTube.[2][3][4] He was replaced as CEO of YouTube on February 5, 2014. His successor at YouTube was Susan Wojcicki.[5]

Before that, Kamangar created the company's first business plan and was responsible for its legal and finance functions.[citation needed] From there, he became a founding member of Google's product team,[citation needed] where he worked on consumer projects including the acquisition of DejaNews and the subsequent launch of Google Groups.


  1. ^ "Salar Kamangar, Iranian-American Leading YouTube". 2010-11-15. Archived from the original on 2020-09-03. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  2. ^ a b c "Salar Kamangar, YouTube CEO, talks about the video site's future". The Mercury News. Digital First Media. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  3. ^ "YouTube Co-Founder Steps Down as CEO". 2010-10-29. Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  4. ^ "Salar Kamangar Parsa Community Foundation". Archived from the original on 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  5. ^ "Reuters | Breaking International News & Views". Reuters. Retrieved 2013-02-05.