Ms Kakkar has a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in English Literature from University of Calcutta and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance & Marketing) from the Indian Institute of Management IIM, Calcutta.
Ms Kakkar joined the board of Vikram Solar following a distinguished banking career in the United Kingdom. She has over 35 years of international experience in Banking, Financial Services and Wealth Management. Her areas of expertise are revenue growth, strategic planning and execution, team leadership, corporate governance and risk. In here previous stints, Ms Kakkar initially joined HSBC India, where she spent 13 years in various commercial and corporate banking roles in Mumbai. She has also worked for Barclays Private Bank, Merrill Lynch, and Standard Chartered Bank based in London, and was Head of International Premium Banking for Guaranty Trust Bank U.K.
She is a trustee on the board of U.K based charity Africa Research Excellence Fund where she chairs the Institutional Due Diligence committee and is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lux Industries. She has founded and developed Magellan Wealth Management, a multiple family office based in London providing a platform for wealth planning, inter-generational wealth transfer and philanthropy for South Asian and African families.