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Manu Kumar Jain departs from Xiaomi, nearly a decade after working for the Chinese smartphone maker

Manu Kumar Jain departs from Xiaomi, nearly a decade after working for the Chinese smartphone maker
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  • Manu Kumar Jain has announced he is leaving the Xiaomi Group.
  • He joined the company in 2014 and is currently serving as the Xiaomi Global vice president.
  • Jain also served as Xiaomi India’s managing director for a long time before moving to the global team.
Manu Kumar Jain, one of the most popular faces of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi in the country, has announced his departure from the company after working for nearly a decade.

In a tweet, Jain announced he is leaving the smartphone maker after working for nine years. He joined Xiaomi in 2014 and was among the initial employees of the company.

“After nine years, I am moving on from the Xiaomi Group. I feel confident that now is the right time, as we have strong leadership teams across the world,” Manu Kumar Jain said in a Twitter post.

In his post, he spoke about some of the highlights of his tenure at Xiaomi, which include Xiaomi becoming the number one smartphone brand in India, receiving an investment from Ratan Tata, meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and generating over 50,000 jobs in India.

After working as Xiaomi India’s managing director for several years, Jain left the position in 2021, paving the way for Alvin Tse to take the helm as the general manager. The country’s financial watchdog, the Enforcement Directorate summoned Jain, as part of an investigation into Xiaomi India over alleged illegal remittances.

Over a year after missing from Xiaomi India events, Jain made a surprise appearance at the Redmi Note 12 series launch in India in January 2023, in what has now become his last event for the company.
Manu Kumar Jain’s future plans
Jain in his post has added that he will take some time off over the next few months, before beginning his next journey. While he has not revealed much about his plans, he has said that he would prefer to join a new industry, hinting that he may not join the smartphone industry again.

“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,” Jain added.

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