Kaku Nakhate is the President and Country Head (India) of Bank of America N.A. She is also a member of the Asia Pacific Executive Committee. She is responsible for building a market-leading franchise in India, overseeing the strategy and direction. Before assuming her current position in June 2010, Kaku was vice chairperson of J.P. Morgan, India, in charge of equities, WSS (India) and strategy. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Kaku worked with DSP Merrill Lynch for 20 years. Kaku is the Vice-Chairperson of the National Executive Board of AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) and Chairperson of its Western Chapter. Kaku has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Mumbai University and holds a Masters in Management Studies (Finance) from the Mumbai University.