[TechSparks Grand Finale Speaker] Manu Jain: from co-founding Jabong to leading Xiaomi India


Manu Jain is the India Operations Head of Xiaomi and he joined the company on June 11, 2014. He is based in Bangalore and is responsible for setting-up and kick-starting operations in India.

Before Xiaomi, Manu co-founded Jabong.com, India’s leading fashion & lifestyle player. He was Managing Director for two years and was integral in establishing and growing the company from its inception. Apart from giving overall direction to the company, he headed the entire demand generation - sales, marketing, TV & brand advertising, digital marketing, strategic alliances, PR, and business intelligence.

Prior to Jabong.com, Manu co-created DINK Couple, a cartoon series inspired by real life experiences, and was associated with the company for more than a year. Prior to this, Manu was Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company for more than four years. He worked across multiple functions such as Sales & marketing, Strategy, Operation and Supply chain management among other initiatives.

Earlier in his career, Manu interned at Tata Administrative Services and also worked as Senior Associate at Headstrong.

Manu Jain completed his bachelors in mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Post this; he did his PGDM in Business Management at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in 2007.

To share his vast experience of first running his own company and now running the entire operations as GM, Xiaomi India, Manu will be speaking at TechSparks Grand Finale 2014. This biggest entrepreneurial summit of India is slated for the 17-18th of October (Hackathon on 17th followed by the main conference on 18th). Manu will be speaking about “The Xiaomi Strategy” and how the four-year-old company has won the hearts of and the mindshare of the Indian consumers.

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Come, hear Manu Jain speak at India's biggest entrepreneurial summit - TechSparks' Grand Finale on October 17-18 at Bangalore.

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