Kaku Nakhate is the Country Head India and the President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch India, that is one of the leading wealth management, advisory companies and capital markets in India. She is the head of strategy and direction for the India franchise. 
Nakhate was born in 1967 in India. She completed her graduation from the Poddar College, Mumbai University with a Bachelor of Commerce. In 1988, she completed her Masters in Management Studies in Finance from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai. 
Nakhate started her career with DSP Merrill Lynch Limited in 1989. She got promoted to the hEad of Global Markets. After working for nineteen years in DSP and DSPML, Nakhate became the Vice Chairperson of JP Morgan India in 2009. Kaku got appointed as Head of Indian Operations in 2010 at Bank of America Corporation. She is the National Executive Board of AMCHAM( American Chamber of Commerce). She is also the Chairperson of its Western Chapter. Since 2010, Kaku works as Chairman, Executive Chairman ad Director of Audit Committee of DSP Merrill Lynch Limited. 
Kaku Nakhate has received many honours over the years for her tremendous achievements in the Finance Industry. In 2011, she was named one of the ‘Top 20 Women in Finance’. She was listed in ‘Most Powerful Women 2010’ by Business Today. In 2011, she was named one of the ‘Fortune India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business’. She received ‘Deal of the year’ from CNBC-TV 18 CFO Awards in 2013.