Xiaomi Appoints Manu Kumar Jain As Global VP Post Hugo Barra’s Exit
After Hugo Barra’s departure, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has appointed Manu Kumar Jain as the new Global VP. Manu, who is currently serving the company as managing director India operations, will serve this additional portfolio as well.
Prior to start his stint with Xiaomi India back in June 2014, Manu was associated with Jabong as co-founder and Managing Director. Xiaomi tweeted the news from its official Twitter account. The tweet reads:
The company tweeted on Friday from official Mi India account:
@manukumarjain, congratulations from the entire Xiaomi family on your promotion to Vice President of Xiaomi!
In response Manu wrote:
Thank You my phenomenal @xiaomi @XiaomiIndia family! I am so glad I got the opportunity to work with the best team on the planet
Before Manu, Hugo Barra was the Global VP of Xiaomi who submitted his papers to the company last month to join Facebook as the VP for the Virtual Reality team.
Recently Xiaomi announced IDC Q4 report. The report stated that the company has gained number two position among the top smartphone vendors. Xiaomi, as reports suggest, sold more than three million units of Redmi 3S (includes Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime and Redmi 3S+) in less than six months.