Former CEO of Xiaomi India and vice president of Xiaomi globally, Manu Kumar Jain, has left the company. This comes after his nine years of productive service to the firm. He announced his departure from Xiaomi Groups via his Twitter account. Manu Kumar Jain, who joined Xiaomi India in 2014, played a crucial role in the growth of the brand. The company reached the top of the smartphone industry three years after his arrival in the country. Before joining Xiaomi, he co-founded Jabong, an online store for fashion and leisure goods that was ultimately purchased by Flipkart.
Manu said that meeting Prime Minister was one of his finest life experiences and that his company was making a tiny but meaningful difference to the “Make in India” movement. He also highlights Mr. Tata’s investments and the 50,000 jobs that were created in India as proud achievements. Furthermore, Manu Kumar Jain was also instrumental in putting the Xiaomi brand in the global limelight and was believed to be working closely with the HQ on the company’s EV project.
In his letter, Manu stated that he would take a break before taking on his subsequent career challenge. Manu Kumar Jain commented on the resignation by saying,
These last nine years were truly phenomenal, and I will forever cherish the love and support I have received from fans, partners, team members and friends. I am lucky to have experienced something so special that it makes saying this goodbye very hard. I will forever carry a piece of Xiaomi within my heart.
Over the next few months, I will take some time-off, before taking up my next professional challenge. I am a builder at heart and would love to build something new, ideally in a new industry. I am proud of having been a small part of the ever growing startup community, twice. I hope to return to it with another fulfilling challenge.