Xiaomi's Vice President Hugo Barra resigns

During his time at the company, Xiaomi has also expanded into Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia Russia, Mexico, and Poland.


Putting an end to his almost 4-year-old association with Xiaomi, its Global VP Hugo Barra has announced his departure from the company. He will be moving back to Silicon Valley in February.

Google's ex-Vice President of Product Management for Android, Barra posted on his Facebook page and stated,  “I will be transitioning out of my role at Xiaomi in February after Chinese New Year. I will take some much-needed time off before embarking on a new adventure back in Silicon Valley.”

Popularly known as the ‘face’ of the company wrote, “But what I've realised is that the last few years of living in such a singular environment have taken a huge toll on my life and started affecting my health. My friends, what I consider to be my home and my life are back in Silicon Valley, which is also much closer to my family. Seeing how much I've left behind these past few years, it is clear to me that the time has come to return.”

Barra also stated the team turned India from a dream, into Xiaomi’s largest international market with $1 billion in annual revenues. During his time at the company, Xiaomi has also expanded into Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Mexico, and Poland.

He further thanked the  Xiaomi founders, and particularly CEO Lei Jun. He said, “It has been both humbling and uplifting to work with a man whose vision is redefining the role technology plays in all of our lives, and the role the China tech industry plays in the world. As a friend and shareholder of the company, I am honored that he has been very supportive of my transition and has asked me to remain an advisor to Xiaomi indefinitely, as we continue to extend our reach around the world.”