Hugo Barra

Hugo Barra
VP, Virtual Reality and CEO, Oculus VR, LLC, Facebook, Inc.

Last Updated: 10/16/2017

Executive Summary

Barra is Vice President, Virtual Realty, and Chief Executive Officer, Oculus VR LLC, at Facebook, the online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California. A former Vice President at Xiaomi and Google, he joined Facebook in April 2017 to lead its VR efforts. Barra became well known in the tech wor

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • In announcing Barra's appointment, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Barra would "lead all of [Facebook's] virtual reality efforts, including our Oculus team." In a later post, Barra said his title was "VP of Virtual Reality" and that h

Current Focus

  • Company Overview: Oculus VR (simply known as Oculus) is an American technology company founded by Palmer Luckey in June 2012 in Irvine, California, now based in Menlo Park. It specializes in virtual reality hardwar

Key Challenges

  • Departure of Veteran Employee: "Chris Dycus, a hardware engineer at Facebook’s Oculus, has left the company he helped establish," Upload reported in May 2017. "Why is that important? Because Dycus w

Biographical Highlights

  • Born October 28, 1976, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Barra earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science in 2000 and a Master of Engineering degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in 2002, both from the M

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