Hugo Barra has just announced that he is about to leave Xiaomi. The company’s Global Vice President, Hugo Barra, shared this news of Facebook in a lengthy post. He added that he’ll be leaving Xiaomi in February after the Chinese New Year. Hugo Barra also confirmed that he is going back to Silicon Valley, but he did not reveal what company is he moving to. In his post, Hugo Barra thanked Xiaomi, and he had plenty more to say overall, read on.
Hugo Barra was employed by Xiaomi for 3.5 years, he was a member of Xiaomi’s team since 2013 when he left Google and moved to China in order to help Xiaomi rise. Xiaomi did manage to grow quite a bit before and during Hugo Barra’s reign, but it seems like the time has come for that partnership to end. Mr. Barra said that his journey at Xiaomi was “nothing short of spectacular in every way”. He did say that living so far away from home started affecting his health and life in general, as his friends / family are back in California, so he has decided it’s time to end his Journey in China and move back home. Mr. Barra also added that Xiaomi is on the right path as far as global expansion goes, at least in his own personal opinion, so this seems to be the right time for him to move back home.
Hugo Barra talked about various aspects of the company in his post as well, he praised the company’s expansion to India, and a number of other Asian countries, while he also talked about various partnerships the company managed to come up with, including the one with Google. Mr. Barra also added the following: “I want to thank the Xiaomi founders, and particularly our CEO Lei Jun, who has been a mentor and a friend. 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”. At the end of his post, Xiaomi Global Vice President also thanked his colleagues over at Xiaomi and Xiaomi’s fans, while he said that he’s looking forward to his next adventure by making it clear he’ll continue being a Mi Fan and rooting for Xiaomi.