Former global vice president and India head of Xiaomi Manu Kumar Jain has joined G42, an artificial intelligence (AI) firm. He will lead G42’s expansion in the country by serving as the India chief executive officer (CEO) at the company.
Abu Dhabi-based G42 is an artificial intelligence(AI) and cloud computing company that is set to expand to India.
“We are thrilled to share that we will be soon expanding our operations into #India, as we continue our journey towards becoming a global leader in AI,” the technology company said in a post on X.
“Leading us into this new chapter of G42’s growth story is Manu Kumar Jain, a name synonymous with transformative leadership and ground-breaking success in the consumer technology sector,” the global AI firm added.
Quoting the post by G42, Jain said that he was “thrilled” with his “next professional journey!”
“After building the largest smartphone company and one of the biggest fashion e-commerce companies in India, I am embarking on a new and exciting adventure,” he said on X.
“I am delighted to announce that I am joining G42, a leading global AI company, to kickstart a new AI business in India! Together, we will innovate, disrupt, and drive forward the frontiers of artificial intelligence,” he added.
The company is working to shape “the future of AI in India,” he said.
“#AI is transforming our lives and industries, and its potential is limitless. There is a great opportunity to harness this power and make a significant impact on India’s tech landscape. Stay tuned for more updates as we work towards shaping the future of AI in India. Thank you all for your continued support, and I can’t wait to share this exciting journey with all of you,” he noted.
The development comes nearly eight months after he announced his departure from the Xiaomi Group. He announced on January 30, in a post on X, that he is leaving the company after nine years of association.
“Change is the only constant in life! Last 9 years, I’m lucky to have received so much love that it makes this goodbye so difficult. Thank you all. The end of a journey also marks the beginning of a new one, full of exciting opportunities. Hello to a new adventure!” Jain said in a post.
Jain, Xiaomi’s poster boy for a long time, joined the Xiaomi Group in 2014 to start its India journey. The company became the top smartphone brand in India within three years of his joining, and that too without spending any advertising money, he said.