Manu Kumar Jain leaves Xiaomi after 9 years

Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi India’s former CEO and Xiaomi Global Vice President, has resigned from the company. This follows his 9-year successful stint with the company. He used his Twitter handle to announce his resignation from Xiaomi Groups.

Manu Kumar Jain, who joined Xiaomi India in 2014, has been instrumental in the company’s expansion. Within three years of his arrival, the company had risen to the top of the smartphone market. He co-founded Jabong, a fashion and lifestyle e-commerce portal that was later acquired by Flipkart, before joining Xiaomi.

Manu declared that meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the proudest moments of his life, and that his company was contributing to the “Make in India” revolution in a small way. He also mentions Mr. Tata’s investments and the creation of 50,000 jobs in India as proud moments.

Manu stated that he would take some time off before tackling his next professional challenge. Regarding the resignation, Manu Kumar Jain said,

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.