Few weeks earlier, the whole tech industry was talking about former Xiaomi CEO Hugo Barra stepping down from his position. The exit of Hugo Barra made it to headlines and the discussions over the same lasted for weeks. Xiaomi has announced the appointment of India head Manu Kumar Jain as the new Vice President of the company. Manu Kumar Jain will be taking Hugo Barra’s position by the end of February.
Announcing the new appointment, Xiaomi stated on its Facebook page, “Under Manu’s leadership our operations in India expanded from just a small team, into India’s second largest smartphone vendor in the country with 10.7 percent market share, and the number one selling smartphone brand online with 29.3 percent market share in Q4CY16, as per IDC!
Manu, congratulations from the entire Xiaomi family on your promotion to Vice President of Xiaomi!”
In reply to Xiaomi’s post, Manu Kumar Jain said on his Facebook page, “Thank You my phenomenal Xiaomi family! I am so glad I got the opportunity to work with the best team on the planet. This further solidifies our plans to work harder to make our Mi Fans happy.
Truly honoured and humbled!”
Earlier, it was said that Barra will be leaving Xiaomi and he will be replaced by Xiaomi’s current Senior Vice President for strategic cooperation, Xiang Wang, who also heads the Supply chain and Intellectual Property teams at the company.
As most of us know, Facebook Inc has hired Hugo Barra , the most prominent global executive at Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc, to lead its virtual reality business including the Oculus unit. Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive of Facebook announced the news on Facebook.
With the announcement of this appointment, a lot of Xiaomi fans in India will feel delighted. We can expect the new Xiaomi VP to bring some good news for Indian fans in future.