Hugo Barra is Vice President in charge of Xiaomi’s product portfolio and operations in all markets outside Mainland China. He joined the company in October 2013 and is based in Beijing, China.
Before joining Xiaomi in 2013, Barra was Vice President of Android Product Management at Google. Prior to joining the Android team, he worked for Google in London as Director of Product Management for Mobile, a role he had since joining the company in 2008.
Barra, originally from Brazil, graduated from MIT with bachelors and masters degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, and management science.
As a student, he worked as a research assistant at the MIT Media Lab and MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, and he was MIT Senior Class President from 1999 to 2000.
According to his Xiaomi bio, when he’s not working, Barra enjoys playing tennis, squash and salsa dancing!