Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has appointed Muralikrishnan B as its India chief operating officer, Xiaomi’s Global VP Manu Jain tweeted on Friday. Muralikrishnan was previously the India head of eBay.in and later went on to become the COO of Jabong, the company that Jain co-founded in 2012.
Prior to joining Jabong in February 2016, Murlikrishnan was COO of online real estate portal India Property, before which he co-founded a start-up in the digital health space.
Xiaomi had previously appointed ex-Samsung executive Deepak Nakra as its offline sales head for the Indian market. The company recently raised $4.72 billion in Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO).
As per an April report by Canalys, Xiaomi shipped over 9 million units, giving it a market share of just over 31%, the highest ever for a vendor since the first quarter 2014, when Samsung had a share of 33%. The company also maintained its lead in India's online smartphone market with a share of 57% in the first quarter of 2018.