Mr. Lei was part of the founding team of Kingsoft in 1992 and became CEO in 1998. A year later, he founded the IT information service and download website Joyo.com. After Kingsoft successfully completed their IPO, Mr. Lei stepped down from his position and became Vice Chairman at Kingsoft. In the early 2000’s, he invested in many successful start-up companies like YY, UC and Vancl as an angel investor, and on April 6, 2010, he founded Xiaomi. In July 2011, he returned to Kingsoft as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Lei is currently the Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi.
Mr. Lin graduated from Sun Yat-sen University in 1990, where he obtained an electronic engineering degree. He received his Master’s Degree in Computer Science at Drexel University in 1992. Soon after, he joined Microsoft, where he worked as Lead Project Engineer, Senior Develop Manager of MSRA, and Engineering Director of MSRA. Mr. Lin also contributed to the R&D of Microsoft products, including Windows Vista and IE 8. In 2006, he joined Google as the Vice President of the Google China Institute of Engineering and the Engineering Director of Google Global. He was in charge of building and managing Google China’s Mobile Search and the Android App Localization teams.
Mr. Li is currently head of the Mi.com e-commerce team. In 2010, Mr. Li co-founded Xiaomi where he led both the MIUI and Mi.com teams. Mr. Li has made a significant contribution to software and hardware design, development, marketing and other departments at Xiaomi. Since 2012, Mr. Li has been in charge of the e-commerce management, operations and marketing teams. Mr. Li is also the creator of popular Internet keywords such as “mobile phone geek,” “F code,” and “Mi Fan Festival”. In 2000, Mr. Li joined Kingsoft and co-founded their UIUX Design Center. He served at Kingsoft in various positions as the General Manager of Kingsoft Dictionary, Chief Designer of UI department, Director of Design Center, and Director of Internet Content. Mr. Li has also played a key role in developing many well-known software projects, including Kingsoft Antivirus, Kingsoft Dictionary and WPS Office. He is also considered one of the earliest UI and HCI experts in China.
Dr. Zhou is the director of Xiaomi's Mi-Phone Team and obtained his PhD from Georgia Tech University in 1991. He was the Chief of Hardware R&D of Motorola's best-selling model "Ming" series. In 1995, he joined Motorola as a core expert engineer and returned to China to establish the R&D Center for Motorola China in 1999. During his career at Motorola, Dr. Zhou served as Senior Director of the Motorola Beijing R&D Center, Chief Engineer and Director of the R&D Center of Motorola Personal Communication Department, Vice Chairman of the Mobile Patent Committee in Motorola China Research Academy, and the Vice Chairman of Cellphone Quality Control in Motorola Asia-Pacific.
Mr. Wong leads the Mi Wi-Fi and Mi Cloud teams. He graduated from Purdue University and worked for Microsoft from 1997 to 2010. While serving as the Director of Development at the Microsoft China Academy of Engineering, he oversaw the development of products such as the high performance analysis system of Microsoft’s business server, B2B systems, Biztalk auto-logistics distribution system, Windows Mobile (China), Windows Phone 7 Multimedia, Internet Explorer, and Instant Messenger.
Mr. Hong leads the MIUI division at Xiaomi. He graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University where he obtained a computer science & engineering degree. He continued his academic career at Purdue University, where he received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. From 2001 to 2005 Mr. Hong worked at Siebel and then joined Google as Senior Software Engineer in 2006. While at Google Headquarter, Mr. Hong oversaw Google Calendar, Google Maps and Google 3D Street View. From 2006 to 2010, he worked as Senior Product Manager of Google China and led the Google China team to develop a series of localized products like Google Music and Google Pinyin Input.
Mr. Wang is the director for Internet TV related products such as Mi TV and Mi Box. He graduated from Beijing University of Technology with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science in 1993. Mr. Wang founded Thunder Stone Technology Ltd. in 1997 and led the company to be the largest audio-visual entertainment equipment supplier in China. In 2010, Mr. Wang founded Beijing Duokan Technology Co., Ltd where he currently serves as the CEO. He also helped co-found Xiaomi and in 2012 joined Xiaomi as a Co-founder and Vice President.
Mr. Liu leads Xiaomi's industrial design and Ecosystem development programs. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design located in California, USA, where he is one of only 20 Chinese students to receive a diploma during the institution’s 80-year history. Mr. Liu returned to China to establish the Industrial Design Department at Beijing University of Technology, where he served as the department’s dean.
Hugo Barra is responsible for Xiaomi's Global division and is in charge of the company's products and operations in all markets outside of Mainland China. Before joining Xiaomi in 2013, Hugo Barra was Vice President of Android Product Management at Google. Prior to joining the Android team, he worked for Google in London as Director of Product Management for Mobile, a role he had since joining the company in 2008. Hugo is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with bachelors and masters degrees in computer science, electrical engineering and management science.
Mr. Chen leads Xiaomi’s content investment and operations. He holds multiple degrees: an MBA from China Europe International Business School, a Masters degree in Journalism from Renmin University of China, a Masters degree in Communications from Beijing Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Technology. Mr. Chen participated in the founding of a Sina subsidiary company in 1997 before joining Sina in 1998 fulfilling the positions of Executive Vice-President of Sina corp and Chief Editor of sina.com.
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