Manu Kumar Jain, who has been leading Xiaomi India operations, is now announced the new Vice President of Xiaomi. The news comes in after Hugo Barra moved from the position of VP at Xiaomi Global, last month. On Friday, Jain was promoted to hold office as VP, confirmed the company. Though Barra still remains adviser to the company, he has been replaced by Xiang Wang to look after Xiaomi’s global markets. Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Launched Today in India as Xiaomi’s Most Affordable Smartphone – Check Specifications, Price, Camera
Announcing the news, official Twitter handle of Xiaomi India, Mi India tweeted, “@manukumarjain, congratulations from the entire Xiaomi family on your promotion to Vice President of Xiaomi!”. In his reply to the tweet, Jain tweeted “Thank You my phenomenal @xiaomi @XiaomiIndia family! I am so glad I got the opportunity to work with the best team on the planet.” Also, the new Vice President, Jain would also be taking care of India operations of Xiaomi as Managing Director of Xiaomi India. Jain has been associated with Xiaomi since June 2014 and under his leadership, the company has grown manifolds in the country. Jain was also one of the co-founder at Indian e-commerce platform, Jabong. Also Read - Xiaomi Patents a Smartphone Design With in-built Wireless Earphones
Xiaomi’s last Global Vice President Hugo Barra left office at the company last month to return to Silicon Valley. Barra held office at the Chinese company for three and a half year. He would now join Facebook to lead Oculus VR department along with the social media giant’s team.
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Manu Jain’s promotion also reflects as the company’s growing strength in India, a primary market for them. According to a latest report by IDC, Xiaomi has been ranked as the second largest smartphone vendor in India. The Chinese giant recently launched Redmi Note 4 in India and has reported a great success, boosting the company’s image. Jain would be working together with Senior VP Wang towards offline retail expansion in the market.