Lin Bin leaves Xiaomi? Confirmed the rumors, but with a twist
Update 30/07: after the initial reports, the fate of Lin Bin in Xiaomi is outlined with certainty. We'll tell you about it at the end of the article.
To understand what we are talking about, however, we need to take a "small" step backwards, say about a decade. When Xiaomi was founded in 2010, the figures that put it together were eight: Lei Jun, Li Wanqiang, Zhou Guangping, Huang Jiangji, Liu De, Hong Feng, Wang Chuan and Lin Bin. Of these, only five are still present in the company as Li Wanqiang, Huang Jianji and Zhou Guangping have left the company. This already suggests that it is not such an absurd thing that one of the founders, but above all one of those with the highest positions, can actually take their own way.
To feed the rumors about the separation of Lin Bin from Xiaomi were the various resignations from the supervision of some departments of the company: Xiaomi Pictures Co Ltd., Beijing Xiaomi Software Technology Co Ltd. (where in addition to being the supervisor he was also legal representative), Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd., Beijing Xiaomi Electronic Products Co. Ltd. and Beijing Xiaomi Electronic Software Technology Co Ltd.
All this could easily seem like a raising of fundamental figures such as Lin Bin and a possible generational change, given that in the last two years the Chinese giant has received figures that today represent the key to modern success. Above all, Lu Weibing, former president of Gionee, today the emblematic face of Redmi who is radically raising the company's revenues. But also Chang Cheng, former vice president of Lenovo and CEO of the failed promise ZUK, the founder of Xiao Lajiao (small phone company) Wang Xiaoyan, one of the co-founders of Nubia Miao Lei, the former Storm TV CEO Liu Yaoping (who became the general manager of the Xiaomi TV section) and even the former senior vice president of Meizu Yang Zhe. The latter is the new vice president and will take care of the new and highly anticipated Xiaomi Mi MIX 4.
In short, figures that enrich the company of experience and quality in a sector where Xiaomi is now preparing to become the reference point (and the revenues despite the pandemic demonstrate this). So Lin Bin would be cut off? For the company this thing is absolutely unfounded and you are in the limbo of speculation. In fact, it is normal for society that these internal resignations take place, which can be translated into occupational shifts in another department or even to more important positions.
The arrival of the aforementioned big guys is not to be understood as the recruitment, in some ways, of the "Avengers" of tech, given that Lei Jun himself has promoted 4 vice presidents within the group and only 2 have arrived from the outside . Same thing for the other executive positions, of which 30 come from Xiaomi itself and only one from the outside. It will therefore be necessary to understand now what Xiaomi will reserve for Lin Bin for the future, but certainly it will not be a matter of separation.
It was rumored that Xiaomi could have given Lin Bin, a historical member of the company, well served, but this was not the case. At least not in the drastic terms that saw him out of society. The company branches into various divisions, which are responsible for managing the many sectors in which it is involved, so it is not uncommon for changes in management. As for the mobile division, hitherto managed by Lin Bin, this will now be managed by Adam Zeng Xuezhong.
For those unfamiliar with him, he is the former CEO and vice president of ZTE, as well as president of Huixin Communications, a joint venture that includes 29 leading 5G companies. From now on he will manage the development and production of the next Xiaomi smartphones. As for Lin Bin, he will step back and manage the strategic committee in the role of vice-president.
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