Manu Kumar Jain, the Global Vice President for Xiaomi and Managing Director for Xiaomi India took to his Twitter account to announce the appointment of Muralikrishnan B as COO of Xiaomi India. Jain gave some context about Muralikrishnan by adding that he was previously heading eBay India and later served as the COO for Jabong India, a company that Jain “co-founded many years ago”. An IIM Calcutta alumni, Muralikrishnan has worked with a number of established companies in the Indian market from serving as a COO for IndiaProperty.com to, as previously mentioned joining Jabong in the same role.
After leaving Jabong, he joined Myntra as a Senior Vice President which he just left to join Xiaomi India. According to a report by The Economic Times, this comes after the company appointed former Samsung executive, Deepak Nakra as the head for its offline sales in the Indian market. Xiaomi has also just raised about $4.72 billion in an IPO in Hong Kong despite reports stating that the company was expecting much more before going public. This announcement comes at a time when Xiaomi has taken the Indian market by storm while taking the competition to other Chinese smartphone makers and domestic smartphone makers.
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Xiaomi has also managed to hold its ground against the market giants such as Samsung, Lenovo-owned Motorola, Sony, LG, and others. The company just announced its latest smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 in the Indian market a couple of weeks backs.
In addition to that, as reported previously, it is likely that the company is gearing to launch its Xiaomi Mi A2, the successor to its Android One-based smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi A1 that the company launched last year along with rumored launches of Xiaomi Mi Max 3, Mi Mix 3 in the Chinese market along with possible launch of Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A in India.