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Lei Jun

Source: China Entrepreneur Club | Date: 17-05-15  
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Founder, Chairman & CEO, Xiaomi Inc.
 

Background

Mr. Lei Jun 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. In the early 2000’s, he invested in many successful start-up companies like YY, UC and Vancl as an angel investor, and in July 2011, he returned to Kingsoft as Chairman of the Board. In 2010, Mr. Lei founded Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Inc.

Founded in 2010, Xiaomi is an innovative enterprise operating business in high-quality hardware, software, and internet services. “Making Quality Technology Accessible to Everyone” is the company’s motto. With more than 61 million handsets sold in 2014, and products launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia and Brazil, Xiaomi is expanding its footprint across the world to become a global brand.

Recognition

Mr. Lei was awarded “CCTV China Economic Person of the Year” in 2012. In 2013, he was named as one of “the 11 Most Powerful Business people in Asia” by Fortune Magazine as well as “Economic Figure in China”. In 2015, Mr. Lei was also named as the only Chinese entrepreneurs listed in Time’s Magazine “the World’s Most Influential Personal”, “the World’s 50 Greatest leaders” by Fortune and “the Asia Game Changer” award by Asia Society.

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