Manu Kumar Jain leaves Xiaomi
Manu Kumar Jain left Xiaomi, revealed the now-former executive on Twitter. He served the tech company for 9 years and played an integral role in Xiaomi’s rise in India as a leader of the company’s operations in the Asian country.
In a long letter, Jain revealed he would take some time off before taking on his new professional challenge, ideally in a new industry.
Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi Global VP
Manu Kumar Jain vacated his position as Global VP at Xiaomi, although his name was lately linked with breaching India’s foreign exchange laws. India’s Enforcement Directorate is looking into the relationship between the Chinese company and its Indian division and royalty payments flowing both ways, and the now-former executive operated from Dubai in the past few years.
During Jain’s time at Xiaomi India, the company became the top smartphone brand “without spending any advertising money”, the executive added. The branch’s expansion generated more than 50,000 jobs, and “100% of smartphones and Smart TVs” were Made in India, another campaign Jain took credit for.
Key Xiaomi executives like Alvin Tse, Global VP, and Hugo Barra, former Director at Xiaomi, congratulated Jain and showered him with pleasantries, wishing him the best in his future endeavors.