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Manu Jain is Xiaomi's new vice president

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Android smartphone, Manu Jain is the new Xiaomi CEO
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The head of Xiaomi's Indian operations, Manu Kumar Jain, who was also a close colleague of Hugo Barra in the last few years, has been appointed as the new vice president of the Chinese company.
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Hugo Barra moved from Google to Xiaomi in 2013, after spending one year as the vice president of the tech giant. After less than four years with the Chinese company, he departed from Xiaomi to Facebook in January 2017, leaving the international vice president position vacant. This week, one of his close colleagues got the job.

The new vice president comes from India, where Manu Kumar Jain was the head of Xiaomi's local operations. However, he will assume the vice president position while keeping its job as managing director of Xiaomi India as well. Jain joined Xiaomi in 2014, after founding tech startup Gynger and online retail website jabong.com.

According to the Mi India 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!"

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02-18 (Update: 2017-02-18)