Too many Xiaomi executives? Lei Jun clarified: In addition to the founders, there are actually only 15 executives

A few days ago, Xiaomi officially announced that a new executive-Vice President and CFO Lin Shiwei of Xiaomi Group has officially arrived. Lei Jun, the founder of Xiaomi, welcomed Lin Shiwei and said, “Mr. Lin has more than 20 years of rich experience in the capital market. His joining will help Xiaomi strengthen financial-related work and help Xiaomi create a more exciting decade!” In addition to Lin Shiwei, in recent years, Xiaomi has also Included well-known executives such as Lu Weibing, Chang Cheng, Wang Xiaoyan, Yang Zhe, Zeng Xuezhong, Peng Zhibin and others.

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Group photo of Lei Jun and Xiaomi executives

Before joining Xiaomi, most of these executives had held relevant senior management positions in other mainstream mobile phone manufacturers, and their joining was a great addition to Xiaomi. However, in a short period of time, Xiaomi has so many executives who have joined the company, which will inevitably cause some sharp netizens to ridicule: Xiaomi now has so many executives, I suspect that one day Xiaomi may be all executives without employees. At that time, a brick was thrown upstairs, and all the vice presidents were hit.

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Lei Jun clarified that Xiaomi actually only has 15 executives

Regarding the impression that “Xiaomi has many executives”, Lei Jun responded in a post on the evening of October 11, saying, “Xiaomi has had executives joining every month recently. Some people mistakenly believe that there are many executives at Xiaomi. In fact, Xiaomi executives, except for The founder, there are only 15 executives.” “Many of the world’s top 500 companies have hundreds of executives due to the scale of their operations and the complexity of their business. The Xiaomi executive team is very capable.”

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Screenshot of Pan Jiutang Weibo

Prior to this, Pan Jiutang, a partner of the Xiaomi Industry Investment Department, also responded to this matter. He said, "In fact, with Xiaomi's current size and business complexity, it is not too much to double the number of vice presidents of the company. Many directors and even managers of Xiaomi may be responsible for the business of an SME. "