Venkat Panchapakesan has been named YouTube’s new head of engineering, according to Re/code. An internal hire, Panchapakesan is shifting from his role as head engineer at Google’s apps division. He’ll be taking over for former product head, Shishir Mehrotra who vacated his position earlier in year and went on to become an adviser for the company.
Panchapakesan will report to Youtube boss, Susan Wojcicki who took the reins of the Google-owned brand back in February. Prior to his time with Google, Panchapakesan spent over a decade with Yahoo, followed by less than a year at venture capital firm Greylock before eventually making the jump to the search giant.