Xiaomi – Company History, Key People and Leading Product Range



Xiaomi is a Chinese electronics and software company headquartered in Beijing founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun. Xiaomi the world’s 5th largest Smartphone Company that designs, develops, and sells smart phones, mobile apps, laptops and related consumer electronics. Xiaomi means “little rice” and the MI in the logo stands for “Mobile Internet” or “Mission Possible”.

The co founders of Xiaomi include Lin Bin, vice president of the Google China Institute of Engineering; Dr Zhou Guangping, senior director of the Motorola Beijing R&D center; Liu De, department head of industrial design at the University of Science and Technology Beijing; Li Wanqiang, general manager of Kingsoft Dictionary; Wong Kong-Kat, principal development manager; and Hong Feng, senior product manager for Google China.

The first Smartphone released by Xiaomi, Xiaomi Mi1 Smartphone in August 2011 and has rapidly gained market share in China to become China’s largest Smartphone Company in 2014. It is shipped with Xiaomi’s MIUI firmware, based on Android, and resembles both Samsung’s TouchWiz and Apple’s iOS Xiaomi has 15,000 employees in China, India, Malaysia, Singapore and is expanding to other countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines and South Africa.


Xiaomi not only produces android phones, but also produces home accessories and other products. They are given below,


  • Smartphones – MIUI, Mi Series, Mi Note Series
  • Mi Pad Tablets
  • MiWiFi
  • Mi TV
  • MiBox
  • MiCloud
  • MiTalk
  • MiPower Bank
  • Laptops – Mi Notebook Air, Mi Notebook Air 4G
  • Smartbands and Smartwatches – Mi Band, AMAZFIT
  • Smart Home Products – Blood Pressure Monitor, Air Purifier, Yi Smart Webcam, YI Action Camera, Mi Smart Scale, Mi Water Purifier, Smart Home Kit, Ninebot Mini, Mi, Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker, Mi Robotic Vacuum, Mi WiFi+
  • Drones

Key Peoples

Lei  Jun Founder, Chairman and CEO
Lin Bin Co-Founder, President
Li  Wanqiang Co-founerd, Chief Brand Officer
Zhou  Guangping Co-Founder, Chief-Scientist
Hong  Feng Co-Founder, Senior Vice President
Liu De Co-Founder, Senior Vice President
Wang  Chuan Co-Founder, Senior Vice President
Wong Jiangji Co-Founder, Vice President
Wang Xiang Senior Vice President
Qi Yan Senior Vice President
Chew Shouzi CFO
Shang Jin Vice President
Manu Jain Vice President and Managing Director, Xiaomi India
Wang Lingming Vice President

Lei Jun, the founder and CEO, has an estimated net worth of US$6.8 billion. He is China’s 24th richest person in 2017. Xiaomi is the world’s 4th most valuable technology start-up after it received US$1.1 billion funding from investors, making Xiaomi’s valuation more than US$46 billion.

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