Lin Bin, aged 55, received a bachelor's degree in Science in Radio Electronics from Sun Yat-sen University in July 1990, and an MSc degree from Drexel University in June 1992. He is Executive Director, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Group, and Chairman of Xiaomi Foundation Limited in Hong Kong.
Lin Bin co-founded the Group with Lei Jun in 2010. He served as President of the Group until 2019 before he took the role of Vice Chairman of the Group. During the early phase of the Group's development, Lin Bin was responsible for daily operations of the Group, including talent acquisition, human resources, administration, legal matters and finance. Meanwhile, he was also in charge of the strategic cooperation with key suppliers, and market development in countries such as India and Indonesia. As the Group grew, Lin Bin also oversaw the Group's domestic sales and marketing, after-sales services, and smartphone business.
Before joining the Group, Lin Bin served as Engineering Director at Google between 2006 and 2010. Before that, he worked at Microsoft Corporation from 1995 to 2006 and took on various roles such as Software Design Engineer (SDE), SDE Lead, SDE Manager, and Engineering Director. Prior to that, Lin Bin worked as a network engineer at ADP Inc. starting in May 1993.