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Kostya G. Polyakov

Partner, National Industry Leader, Consumer & Retail

KPMG in Canada

Kostya is the Canadian National Industry Leader for KPMG’s Consumer & Retail practice.  He has over 20 years of experience advising businesses across Canada, primarily those in the retail, hospitality, and restaurant sectors. Kostya works with both public and private companies under IFRS, US GAAP and ASPE, and focuses on advising boards and shareholders on key strategic business decisions, including: go-public transactions, mergers & acquisitions, as well as corporate governance and other board-level issues.  Kostya’s clients range in size from large, complex, mature multi-national organizations with over $3B in revenue, through to high growth small and mid-sized private companies.  

Kostya has previously led the technology, media & telecommunications (“TMT”) practice in the Greater Vancouver Area, and has also had significant experience outside of KPMG as an operations and sales leader for one of Canada’s top distribution and manufacturing companies.

Kostya’s blend of retail, technology, and operational experience has led to him advising some of Canada’s fastest growing and most recognizable e-tailers, as well as some of Canada’s largest and most established restaurant chains.


Areas of expertise
Capital Markets Consumer Products Corporate Governance Food, Drink and Consumer Goods IPO Mergers and acquisitions Restaurants Retail
Education and qualifications
  • BComm (Honours) University of British Columbia

  • Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia

  • CPA, CA

  • Business in Vancouver Top 40 under 40

  • Financial Statement Auditing

  • Corporate Reporting and Governance

  • Innovation and adoption of technology

Community Involvement
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Theatre Society – Board of Directors

  • New Ventures BC – Judge

  • BC Tech Capital Advisory Committee

  • Parent Support Society of British Columbia – Board of Directors

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