Salar Kamangar

Salar Kamangar
Born 1977 (age 4041)
Tehran ,[1] Iran
Alma mater Stanford University
Occupation Google executive

Salar Kamangar (Persian: سالار کمانگر;[2] born 1977 in Tehran)[3][4] is a senior executive at Google and former CEO of Google's YouTube brand.[5]

Early childhood and education

Salar Kamangar (born in Tehran, Iran) holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with honors from Stanford University and was the 9th employee to join Google.[5] He joined after graduating from Stanford in 1998.[5]


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.[5][6][7] He was replaced as CEO of YouTube on February 5, 2014. His successor at YouTube is Susan Wojcicki.[8]

Prior to that, Kamangar 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.


  1. "Salar Kamangar, Iranian-American Leading YouTube". 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  2. Persian pronunciation: [sɒːˌlɒːɾe kʲæmɒnˈɡʲæɾ]
  3. "PSA Elections 1997". Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  4. "Salar Kamangar, Iranian-American Leading YouTube". 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  5. 1 2 3 4 "Salar Kamangar, YouTube CEO, talks about the video site's future". The Mercury News. Digital First Media. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  6. "YouTube Co-Founder Steps Down as CEO". 2010-10-29. Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  7. "Salar Kamangar Parsa Community Foundation". Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  8. . Reuters Retrieved 2013-02-05. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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