Chad Hurley, one of the co-founders of YouTube, has announced his intention to quit as chief executive.
Hurley explained at the F.ounders conference in Ireland that he will continue to operate with the company in an advisory role.
"Right now I am in the process of transitioning into the role of adviser, stepping down but still being involved in the company. It's given me an opportunity to work on new projects," he said, according to a report in The Guardian.
Hurley co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in February 2005, and stayed on as chief executive when the site was bought by Google in 2006.
More recently, Hurley co-founded clothing and accessory company, Hlaska.
Google executive Salar Kamangar has been named as Hurley's replacement. Kamangar served as vice president of web applications for Google, and was among the team that launched the AdWords platform.
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