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Cisco to shift 20% senior staff to India

February 01, 2007 12:03 IST
As part of its ambitious globalisation campaign, the world leader in networking for the Internet, Cisco Systems is planning to shift 20 per cent of its senior management to the company's upcoming Globalisation Centre East in Bangalore.

The company has already kickstarted the process by sending chief globalisation officer at Cisco Systems Inc Wim Elfrink along with a seven member team to Bangalore.

"Cisco wants to have 20 per cent of its senior management working at the company's Globalization Centre East currently under construction in Bangalore by 2010," according to Cisco.

The executives will consist of a mixture of rising stars from San Jose and Bangalore, and talent landed through acquisitions or plucked away from competitors around the world.

"The Cisco Globalisation Centre will enable Cisco to locate a significant presence in Asia, a region in which there is high growth potential. All of the company's primary business functions, including sales, business development, IBSG, finance, human resources, marketing, engineering, and customer support will all be represented in India, as well as the United States," Elfrink has said.

"We believe that India, with its educated workforce, market opportunities, rich history and culture, is a great location from which to implement our globalisation strategy.

As a result of the Cisco Globalisation Centre East, we will be able to best serve our customers by creating new ways to deliver information, products and services," he added.
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