Manu Kumar Jain

Tech Entrepreneur, Former Global VP- Xiaomi, Co-Founder ‘Jabong’


Manu Kumar Jain is a prominent figure in the technology industry, best known for his successful tenure as the former CEO of Xiaomi India. He is widely recognized for his instrumental role in establishing Xiaomi's dominance in the Indian smartphone market, turning the company into one of the top smartphone brands in the country within a few years. 

He holds a B.Tech in mechanical engineering from IIT Delhi and MBA from IIM Calcutta. Before joining Xiaomi, he co-founded a leading e-commerce company - Jabong.com, which was bought by Flipkart (Walmart group). Prior to that, he worked with McKinsey & Company for five years across India, SE Asia and Africa.

He started his Xiaomi India’s journey with one small room and one employee. Within three years, Xiaomi India became one of the most loved technology brands and No. 1 smartphone brand in the country, that too without spending any marketing money.

He was on the Fortune ‘India's 40 under 40’ for four straight years, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and has made a Guinness world record where he opened 500+ new retail stores simultaneously in one day.

He was also on the list of ‘AsiaOne’s 50 Most Influential Indians Under 50’ in 2017.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Manu Kumar Jain launched the prime minister’s ‘Make-in-India’ program for Xiaomi in August 2015 which generated employment for over 60,000 people.

He was chosen as the ‘Best CEO (MNC)’ of the year in 2019 by Forbes and ‘Young Global Leaders’ by ‘World Economic Forum’.

He was also on the list of ‘Fortune’s Global 40 under 40’ and GQ’s ‘50 Most Influential Young Indians’.

He has also won ‘The Most Promising Business Leader of Asia’ by ‘Economic Times’ in 2019.

He was awarded ‘CEO of the Year’ by ‘SABRE South Asia’, 2018 and the ‘LinkedIn Power Profiles’ award for three years, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Why Manu Kumar Jain ?

In his talks, Manu speaks about management thinking, business transformation, leadership coaching, business ideation and growth innovation. In almost every position he has held, he has expanded the company’s client network and substantially increased revenue. With his visionary leadership and business acumen, Jain has become a prominent thought leader in the Indian technology ecosystem, earning him a reputation as one of the most influential figures in the industry.

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