DR. ROSLAN BIN A. GHAFFAR
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Malaysian, Male, Aged 66
Dr. Roslan was appointed to the Board of the Company on 27 May 2015. He is a member of the Nomination Committee.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States of America (“USA”), and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA.
He has over thirty (30) years of experience in the areas of economics, finance and investment. From 1985 to 2001, he was the Head of Economics Department of University Putra Malaysia (“UPM”). In the 1992-1993 academic years, Dr. Roslan was with the University of Kentucky, Lexington as Visiting Professor. On various occasions while at the UPM, he served as consultant to various international and national organisations which included the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Winrock International and the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department.
In 1994, Dr. Roslan was appointed as Director of Investment and Economic Research of the Malaysian Employees Provident Fund. He was promoted to the position of Senior Director in 1996 and later held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Fund until his retirement in 2007. During his thirteen (13) year tenure at Employees Provident Fund, he was instrumental in the formulation and implementation of investment strategies to meet the Fund’s investment objectives.
Dr. Roslan is currently the Chairman of Kuala Lumpur Sentral Sdn. Bhd. and sits on the boards of Straits International Education Group Sdn. Bhd. and its subsidiary companies, and Permodalan Felcra Sdn. Bhd. He is the Chairman of Priceworth International Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”). He is Chairman of the Executive Committee of MRCB-Quill Management Sdn. Bhd. He also holds directorship in Cagamas Berhad and is Chairman of the Rating Committee of Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad.
YEOH JIN HOE
Group Managing Director
Malaysian, Male, Aged 71
Yeoh Jin Hoe was appointed to the Board of the Company on 31 July 2012 as Executive Director and assumed the position of Group Managing Director on 8 June 2015. He is responsible for the development of the corporate goals and objectives of the Group and the setting of strategies to achieve them. He is the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
He has extensive experience in the manufacturing and trading industries. He founded several companies which are involved in the manufacturing sector. These companies manufacture and sell branded mattresses and other sleep related products; food products such as instant noodles and food seasonings; and distribution of sanitary wares, ironmongery and builders’ hardware.
He is also the Group Managing Director of holding company, Kian Joo Can Factory Berhad ("Kian Joo"), which is listed on Bursa Securities. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of Can-One Berhad (“Can-One”), a company which is listed on Bursa Securities and a major shareholder of Kian Joo. Under his previous leadership and guidance, Can-One group of companies (“Can-One Group”) expanded its core business to several other businesses. He was instrumental for the acquisition by Can-One of its significant interest in Kian Joo. Currently, he remains as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Can-One.
He is an Executive Director of Alcom Group Berhad ("AGB"), a company listed on the Bursa Securities and AGB’s wholly-owned subsidiary company, Aluminium Company of Malaysia Berhad (“ALCOM”).
He is a major shareholder of the Company. He is the father of Non-Independent Non-Executive Director, Keith Christopher Yeoh Min Kit.
CHEE KHAY LEONG
President cum Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian, Male, Aged 57
Chee Khay Leong was appointed to the Board of the Company on 3 July 2013 as Executive Director. He was re-designated as President cum Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company on 10 July 2018. He oversees the implementation of the Group’s broad operational strategies and policies, operations and performance of the Group. He is also a member of the Sustainability Committee.
He is also the President cum CEO of Kian Joo, the holding company, which is listed on Bursa Securities. He has extensive experience in the management of manufacturing facilities, marketing and business development. Prior to joining Kian Joo, he was the Chief Operating Officer cum Executive Director of Can-One. He joined Can-One Group of companies since 1977 to 2013. In February 2018, he was re-appointed as Executive Director of Can-One.
GONG WOOI TEIK
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Male, Aged 67
Gong Wooi Teik was appointed to the Board of the Company on 3 July 2013. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Fellow Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in England in 1976, he returned to Malaysia in early 1977 and worked for two (2) of the big four (4) international accounting firms before starting his own accounting firm in 1980. He is currently the Managing Partner of GEP Associates, a member firm of AGN International Ltd. which is a worldwide Association of Accounting and Consulting Firms.
He also holds directorships in Cheetah Holdings Berhad, Supermax Corporation Berhad and Dancomech Holdings Berhad which are listed on Bursa Securities.
TEE KENG HOON
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Male, Aged 68
Tee Keng Hoon was appointed to the Board of the Company on 3 July 2013. He was re-designated as Senior Independent Director of the Company on 22 November 2017. He is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
He holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore. He is the founder member and senior partner of Messrs Tay, Tee & Nasir and has been practising law for about forty-three (43) years.
He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director in Selangor Dredging Berhad which is listed on Bursa Securities, since April 2004.
TUAN NGAH @ SYED AHMAD BIN TUAN BARU
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Male, Aged 66
Tuan Ngah was appointed to the Board of the Company on 19 May 2015. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from University of Malaya, Masters in Science-Analytical Chemistry from Loughborough University, United Kingdom (“UK”) and Masters in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, UK.
Tuan Ngah’s experience is extensive and diverse covering broadly, strategy, operations, marketing, finance and risk management. Previously, he was the CEO of Malaysia Steel Association. Prior to this, he was the CEO in charge of the Sugar Division of Tradewinds (M) Bhd. and also the Managing Director of Central Sugars Refinery Sdn. Bhd. and Gula Padang Terap Sdn. Bhd. from 2006 to 2014. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of Perwaja Steel Sdn. Bhd. from 1996 to 2006.
TAN KIM SENG
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Male, Aged 65
Tan Kim Seng was appointed to the Board of the Company on 15 June 1991 as Executive Director and was re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 19 April 2016. On 28 December 2018, he was re-designated as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.
He has over thirty-eight (38) years of experience in the carton manufacturing industry. He started his career with the Company in 1977 as a Sales Executive and was promoted to General Manager of the Company in 1983, a position he held until his retirement in April 2016.
KEITH CHRISTOPHER YEOH MIN KIT
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Male, Aged 32
Keith Christopher Yeoh Min Kit was appointed to the Board of the Company on 19 April 2016. He is a member of the Nomination Committee and Sustainability Committee.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England. He was called to the Honourable Society of Middle Temple, UK in 2009.
He joined Messrs Shook Lin & Bok in 2010 and upon completion of pupillage in 2011, he was called to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2011. Thereafter, he commenced his legal practice in Messrs Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh in the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Department where he assisted in areas ranging from corporate and commercial dispute, injunctions to arbitration proceedings, and in a number of corporate exercises.
He also holds directorship in ALCOM, a wholly-owned subsidiary company of AGB.
He is the son of Yeoh Jin Hoe, the Group Managing Director and major shareholder of the Company.
- Tan Kim Seng and Tuan Ngah @ Syed Ahmad Bin Tuan Baru have no directorship in public companies and listed issuers.
- Save for Yeoh Jin Hoe and Keith Christopher Yeoh Min Kit, none of the Directors has any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company.
- None of the Directors has any conflict of interest with the Company.
- None of the Directors has:
- been convicted of any offence within the past five (5) years.
- been imposed with any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2017.