Kevin Teslyk

Executive Vice President, Canadian Commercial Banking
Gillian Riley



Kevin is the Executive Vice-President, Canadian Business Banking for Scotiabank, a position he has held since December 2018. In this role, he is responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic objectives for Canadian Business Banking and Automotive Finance in Canada.

Kevin joined Scotiabank in Calgary, Alberta in 1992 as a Teller. He has held progressively senior roles in Personal and Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Finance and Global Risk Management. In 2001, Kevin joined International Banking, where he played a leading

role in supporting the Bank’s international units throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and Asia. In 2005, Kevin was appointed Assistant General Manager & Head of the Bank’s corporate, commercial and offshore banking activities in Barbados. He was appointed Managing Director of the Bank’s Caribbean East region in 2009, overseeing the Bank’s retail, corporate, commercial, offshore, and wealth management businesses.

In 2011, Kevin was appointed Managing Director and Country Head of Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited, and in November 2013 he returned to Canada as Senior Vice-President of Scotiabank’s industry-leading Automotive Finance business.

Kevin has held a number of directorships inside and outside of Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Finance) from the Haskayne School of Business, The University of Calgary, and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario.

Kevin and his wife, Karine, live in Oakville, Ontario with their six children.