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Abdulrashid (Abdul) Abubakari is a Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager for the New York Metro market in Business Banking at Bank of America. In this capacity, his responsibilities includes leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs to deliver tailored strategic financial guidance and solutions. Abdul’s mission is to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals, no matter how simple or complex. 

Bringing almost 19 years of experience, Abdul joined Bank of America in 2012 as a Small Business Banker in the Borough of Manhattan. Beginning his banking career at Citibank, Abdul has managed to help mid-sized companies meet their Commercial banking needs throughout the Tri-State area.

To help create a more sustainable future for the companies and communities, Abdul volunteers with several non-for-profit organizations that focuses on ending breast cancer, hunger, poverty, and homelessness, such as Susan G. Komen, Grow NYC, City Harvest, Harlem Capital Prep HS, Feeding America, Citymeals on Wheels, and local food banks. He also serves as Co-Chair for Black Executive Leadership Council-Business Integration (BELC-BI) New York City Chapter at Bank of America, he is a member and mentor to teammates across Bank of America within the Black Professional Group (BPG) NY Chapter and Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) NY Chapter. In addition, he serves as an Alumni Ambassador for his alma mater Excelsior College.

Originally from Ghana, Abdul graduated with a MBA in Accounting and Finance from Excelsior College. He currently resides in Bronx, New York.


    • General industries
    • Accounting and Law Firms
    • Transportation
    • Manufacturing
    • Not-for-profit
    • Restaurant/Food Industry
    • Retail
    • Technology Services
    • Wholesale Trade

Meet the Team

With access to the global resources of Bank of America, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Carmen Pujols

Assistant Vice President

Sales Support Associate

Scott Sulkes

Senior Vice President

Lending Officer

Shashi Hingorani

Vice President

Treasury Sales Officer

Bank of America Business Banking

As you work to take your business to the next level in an environment where business and technology sophistication are critical to having a competitive edge, you need a local banking partner who has your long-term interests at heart.

Bank of America is that local advocate. We work closely with you to understand your business goals. We then draw on our Bank wide resources, technology and experience to generate ideas and solutions that will propel your business further.

With Bank of America Business Banking by your side, you can be assured your business has the power to grow and thrive.

You can benefit from:

Local Relationship Managers who are your advocates and bring the Bank’s resources to you as a seamlessly integrated, dedicated team

Comprehensive commercial banking platform with full range of products and technology, backed by Bank of America’s strength and stability

Access to bank-wide services beyond business banking, to manage both your business and personal wealth

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