From being a VP of Android product management at Google to being the Xiaomi’s secret weapon to smartphone wars, Hugo Barra, who recently left Xiaomi to return back to Silicon Valley, now has a new home: Facebook.
Barra will lead all of the social network’s virtual reality efforts as VP of VR and will also lead the Oculus. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement on a Facebook post with an image of his and Barra’s digital avatars floating around the company’s Menlo Park headquarters.
In addition to Barra being a visionary, the company has also gained a compelling evangelist for its future VR products. That’ll be essential in championing the technology and bringing VR to the mainstream for the years to come.