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Wim Elfrink’s climb up the corporate ladder has taken him from Holland to France, Italy, Switzerland and the United States.But his latest promotion will take the Dutch polyglot far from his comfort zone. As chief globalization officer at Cisco Systems Inc., Elfrink is taking his wife, two daughters and the family dog from suburban Silicon Valley to Bangalore, India.

“My mother-in-law said to my wife, ‘What did you do to deserve this?’ ” said Elfrink, scheduled to depart Sunday for a luxury home he’s leasing in the southern Indian technology hub.

“I just tell people that I want to be where the innovation is.”

Elfrink, who reports directly to Cisco CEO John Chambers, is in the vanguard of one of the tech industry’s most ambitious globalization campaigns.

According to a study ‘Foresight 2020’ on the future of global economy, India will emerge as an economic powerhouse by 2020. A large part of this transformation can be credited to the telecommunications revolution that is currently underway in the country. Last year, Cisco had invested five million dollars in Indiagames and Bharti Telesoft as part of this initiative

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