End of an Era! Manu Kumar Jain leaves Xiaomi after nine years


  • The Managing Director of Xiaomi India announces his resignation.
  • Manu Kumar Jain had joined Xiaomi back in 2014.


Manu Kumar Jain, the Managing Director of Xiaomi India and Global Vice President of Xiaomi, steps down from his position. He announced his resignation on Twitter. His micro-blogging post stated, “Change is the only constant in life! Over the past nine years, I have been so lucky to receive so much love that it is difficult to say goodbye. Thank you all. The end of a journey also marks the beginning of a new one, one full of exciting opportunities. Hello to another adventure! ManuJain”

In 2014, Jain joined Xiaomi and began its India expansion. Xiaomi had previously offered him the position of Managing Director and the significant task of bringing Xiaomi to India and launching its operations there. He quickly proved his business acumen by making Xiaomi the most successful smartphone brand in India. In his current role, he serves as Xiaomi’s global vice president and managing director for India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. Xiaomi is the top smartphone brand in India based on overall sales.

Manu Kumar Jain’s journey before joining Xiaomi

After obtaining his B.Tech from IIT Delhi, he started his job as a Senior Associate at Headstrong where he used to write software codes and develop technological solutions for the investment banking sector. He remained in that position for two years prior to resigning in May 2005.

After his tenure ended, he opted to take on a summer intern role at Tata Administrative Services. Here, he aided Tata Tele Services in optimising their operations across the rural areas of the nation. He was an intern at this company for only about 3 months before going on to join McKinsey and Company as an engagement manager in 2007, after completing his PGPM from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. He was here for a period of four years and eight months before leaving in December 2011.