After Xiaomi’s Global VP Hugo Barra announced his decision to leave the company last month, its now Manu Kumar Jain who is to lead the company from the front. Manu Kumar was leading Xiaomi’s India operations till now has been promoted to the Vice President of Xiaomi. The company confirmed the news today.

In a tweet, Mi India wrote, congratulations from the entire Xiaomi family on your promotion to Vice President of Xiaomi!” Apart from being the Vice President at the company, Jain will also be Managing Director, Xiaomi India.

Xiaomi’s Global Vice President Hugo Barra, who declared his departure last month left the Chinese company to head back to the Silicon Valley. He had been part of Xiaomi for three-and-a-half years.

Jain’s promotion is surely a sign of progress that India will continue to be an important market for Xiaomi and that Jain will have a key role in maintaining Xiaomi’s momentum in the country that is Xiaomi’s biggest market outside of China with over $1 billion in sales last year.

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