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Can-One Berhad ("Can-One" or "the Company") is headed by a Board of Directors ("the Board") which leads the Company. The Board has ten (10) members, one (1) Group Managing Director, two (2) Executive Directors and seven (7) Non-Executive Directors, five (5) of whom are Independent. Together, they provide an effective blend of entrepreneurship, business and professional expertise in general management, corporate finance and law which are sufficient for the effective stewardship of the Company. A brief description of the background of each of the Directors are set out below:


Malaysian, Male, Aged 73, Chairman/Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Tun Arifin Bin Zakaria was appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Board of Directors of Can-One Berhad (“Can-One” or “the Company”) on 28 June 2023.

He graduated with Bachelor of Law (LLB) (Honours) from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom in 1974 and Master of Law (LLM) from the University College, London in 1979. He was called to the English Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1979.

Upon graduation, his distinguished legal career began when he joined the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service before being posted as Federal Counsel and Senior Federal Counsel in Advisory Division of Attorney Generals Chambers, Senior Federal Counsel of Inland Revenue Department and later Magistrate, President of Sessions Court Judge and Senior Assistant Registrar of High Court.

He served in various capacities in the Government of Malaysia, both in Judicial and Legal Departments before being appointed as Judicial Commissioner on 1 March 1992, and Judge of High Court of Malaya in 1994. In 2002, he was elevated as Judge of Court of Appeal, in 2005 as Judge of Federal Court and then in October 2008 as Chief Judge of High Court.

His most distinguished contributions to the legal fraternity, improve the efficiency of judiciary include promotion of the use of information technology in courts, upgrading and installation of Court Recording and Transcription (CRT) facility, implementation of e-filing, e-finance system enabling payments through kiosks. Other contributions include setting up of New Commercial Courts to dispose commercial cases within nine (9) months, establishing Environmental Courts as part of Sessions and Magistrates Courts in 2011, setting up Construction Court in Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam in 2013, overseeing establishment of Coroners Court in 2014 and setting up Anti-Profiteering Court in 2015 as well as establishment of a court-annexed mediation throughout the country to expedite disposal of cases and reduce cost of litigation.

He also headed the committee drafting the Rules of Court 2012 combining Rules of High Court and Subordinate Courts, reforming and streamlining civil procedure in Malaysia.

On 14 September 2011, Tun Arifin was appointed as the 13th Chief Justice of Malaysia, where he served until his retirement on 31 March 2017. In 2013, he was made an Honorary Bencher of Lincolns Inn.

Tun Arifin currently is the Chairman of DutaLand Berhad and Microlink Solutions Berhad, which are listed on the Main Market and ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”) respectively. He is also the Chairman of Inns of Court Malaysia, a society for legal professionals. He was formerly the Group Chairman of Permodalan Nasional Berhad.

He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of Can-One.



Malaysian, Male, Aged 39, Group Managing Director

Marc Francis Yeoh Min Chang was appointed as Chief Operating Officer cum Executive Director of Can-One on 6 July 2012, and assumed the position of Group Managing Director (“MD”) on 1 October 2017.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Magna cum Laude) from Marquette University, USA and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

He is currently responsible for implementation of Can-One group of companies’ (“Can-One Group” or “the Group”) board operational strategies and policies. In addition, he also oversees the day-to-day operations and performance of the Group. His experience covers engineering, business development, management and marketing.

He was General Manager of the Engineering and Business Development units of the Group before his appointment to the Board of Directors of Can-One. Prior to this, he was working for Axiata Group Berhad group of companies serving in various senior positions abroad from 2007 to 2010.

He is the Senior Executive Director of Kian Joo Can Factory Berhad ("KJCFB"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Can-One. He acts as an Alternate Director to Yeoh Jin Hoe in Alcom Group Berhad ("AGB") which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities and also in Aluminium Company of Malaysia Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcom Group Berhad. He is also a Trustee of Yayasan Canone Kian Joo.

He is the son of Yeoh Jin Hoe (a Director and major shareholder of the Company) while Yeoh Jin Beng (a Director of the Company) is his uncle.



Malaysian, Male, Aged 49, Executive Director

Goh Teck Hong was appointed as Executive Director of Can-One on 1 March 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting and Economics from Deakin University, Australia. He is a Certified Practicing Accountant of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”).

He has more than 20 years capital market, Islamic banking and commercial experience, local and regional, in the fields of investment banking, corporate finance, corporate banking and debt market. He previously held various senior positions in RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad and Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad (now known as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad). He also possesses experience in regulatory and compliance fields during his employment with Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now known as Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad) and Malaysian Derivatives Clearing House Berhad.

He is an Executive Director of AGB which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.

He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of Can-One.



Malaysian, Male, Aged 77, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Yeoh Jin Hoe was appointed as Managing Director ("MD") of Can-One on 8 April 2005 but relinquished the position on 11 July 2012 when he was appointed Group MD of KJCFB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Can-One. He, however, remained on the Board of Directors of Can-One as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee.

He has extensive experience in the manufacturing and trading industries, having been the founder of several companies involved in the manufacturing sector. The Kaiserkorp Sdn Bhd group of companies ("Kaiserkorp Group") which manufacture and distribute “KingKoil” and other branded mattresses as well as other sleep related products in Malaysia were started by him in the 1980s. He also founded Agrow Malaysia Sdn Bhd group of companies, which distribute sanitary wares, ironmongery and builders’ hardware. Thereafter, he went on to establish Ibufood Corporation Sdn Bhd group of companies ("Ibufood Group") which manufacture and distribute instant noodles, food seasonings, instant soups and marinades.

Under his leadership and guidance, Can-One Group expanded its core business as a tin can manufacturer to include the manufacture of plastic jerry cans, dairy and non-dairy products. He was instrumental in the acquisition by Can-One Group of its initial 32.9% equity interest in KJCFB.

He is also the Group MD of BPMB which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities and a subsidiary company of KJCFB. He is an Executive Director of AGB which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities as well as Aluminium Company of Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of AGB. He is also a Trustee of Yayasan Canone Kian Joo.

He is a major shareholder of Can-One. He is the father of Marc Francis Yeoh Min Chang (the Group MD of Can-One) and the brother of Yeoh Jin Beng (a Director of Can-One).



Malaysian, Male, Aged 72, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Yeoh Jin Beng was appointed Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Can-One on 8 April 2005.

His expertise is in the manufacture and trading of fast moving consumer goods. He is one of the co-founders of Kaiserkorp Group which manufactures and distributes “KingKoil” and other branded mattresses in Malaysia. Prior to that, he was working for an international pharmaceutical company which deals in pharmaceutical and other specialty medical products.

He is the MD of Ibufood Group which is involved in the manufacture and distribution of instant noodles, food seasonings, instant soups and marinades.

He is the brother of Yeoh Jin Hoe (Director and major shareholder of Can-One) and uncle of Marc Francis Yeoh Min Chang (the Group MD of Can-One).

He has no directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.



Malaysian, Male, Aged 57, Independent Non-Executive Director

Foo Kee Fatt was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of Can-One on 29 December 2017. He is also the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

He is a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Malaysia Institute of Accountants. He is also an associate member of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and an approved company auditor under the Companies Act, 2016. He has about 35 years of experience in public accountancy practice.

He began his career in 1987 when he joined and served his articleship with Messrs Kassim Chan & Co. (now known as Messrs Deloitte). In 1993, he joined Messrs Peter Chong & Co., a local accounting firm with international affiliation, as a Senior Associate where he worked his way up to become a Partner at the firm within the span of 13 years. In 2007, he established Messrs KFF, an audit firm, and currently, he is in public practice.

He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of MMS Ventures Berhad and BPMB (a listed subsidiary of Can-One), which are listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.

He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of Can-One.



Malaysian, Male, Aged 66, Independent Non-Executive Director

He was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Can-One on 1 December 2021. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Nominating Committee.

He holds a Bachelor in Business Studies and a Masters in Business Administration from Western Illinois University, Illinois, USA. He has a Doctorate of Philosophy in Labour Relations from London, UK, and also a Doctorate in Business Administration from ASIAeUNIVERSITY. He has also attended the Senior Management Development Program at Harvard Business School, USA in 2002.

He is also currently serving as the President of Malaysian Employers Federation and a member of the Board of the Employees Provident Fund as an Employers representative. Datuk Dr. Syed Hussain is also appointed to the Ahli Majlis Negara Bagi Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan, the Advisory Council of Malaysian Society for Occupational Health and Safety, National Wages Consultative Council, Ahli Majlis Penasihat Industri Jabatan Pendidikan Politeknik dan Kolej Komuniti, Ahli Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Eksekutif Majlis TVET Negara and Council Member of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency under the Ministry of Higher Education.

He was with Procter & Gamble, Malaysia/Singapore as Human Resources and External Affairs Director (1992 to 1997); Rothmans of Pall Mall (Malaysia) Berhad (1997 to 2000) and British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad (2000 to 2004) as Director, Human Resources - Public Relations and Security Affairs. He joined Ramunia Holdings Bhd (2006 to 2008) as Group Director, Human Resources, Communications and Information Technology, and Petrofield (M) Sdn. Bhd. (2008 to 2010) as Group Director, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Government Affairs.

He is an Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of SVTT Resources Sdn. Bhd., and the Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of KIP REIT Management Sdn Bhd, the Manager of public listed KIP Real Estate Investment Trust.

He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of Can-One.



Malaysian, Male, Aged 69, Independent Non-Executive Director

He was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Can-One on 29 June 2022. He is also the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Degree from University of Malaya and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK under scholarship from United Asian Bank Berhad (now known as CIMB Bank Berhad).

He has over 33 years experience in the banking industry particularly, in the area of credit management, having previously served as Group Chief Credit Officer in EON Bank Group ("EON Bank") and RHB Bank Group (“RHB Bank”). During his tenure with EON Bank and RHB Bank, he sat in several committees in the aforesaid banks namely, Credit Committee, Management Committee, Credit Recovery Committee, Risk Management Committee, Risk Assessment Committee, Base II Steering Committee, Asset-liability Committee and Information Technology Steering Committee. He also served as director in several subsidiaries of RHB Bank Group.

He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Jerasia Capital Berhad, which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of Can-One.



Malaysian, Female, Aged 55, Independent Non-Executive Director

She was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Can-One on 29 June 2022. She is also a member of the Nominating Committee.

She holds an LLB (Honours) degree from the University of Nottingham, England and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales and the Malaysian Bar in 1991 and 1993 respectively.

She worked mainly in corporate law, and went on in the 1990s to co-found an advisory firm KEEGROUP Sdn Bhd, which focuses on property development, retail and education. Her past notable projects include her appointment as Director, Business Development of CITTA Mall, Ara Damansara, Senior Vice President of Asian Regional Management Sdn Bhd, as Alternate Director on the Board of Directors of SEG International Berhad and as Special Projects Director of PRIME College, all of which she was actively involved in.

She is presently advisor to Jane Goodalls Roots & Shoots, a global non-profit youth led organisation. During the pandemic, she cofounded Abundant Ventures Sdn Bhd, a social enterprise committed to growing livelihoods through the agriculture and health sector, focusing on food security issues.

She does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of Can-One and has no conflict of interest with Can-One. Other than as an Independent Non-Executive of CIMB Bank Berhad, she has no directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.

Additional information:

  1. None of the Directors has any conflict of interest with Can-One.
  2. None of the Directors has been convicted of any offence within the past 5 years or was publicly sanctioned or imposed with penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2022, except for Rajaretnam Soloman Daniel, who is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee member of Jerasia Fashion Sdn Bhd (“Jerasia”), was publicly reprimanded on 14 February 2023 by Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”) and imposed a fine of RM50,000 for the breach of paragraph 16.13(b) of the Main Market Listing Requirements (“MMLR”) for permitting Jerasia to commit breaches of the provisions in the MMLR in failing to make immediate announcements pertaining to defaults in payment of various credit facilities by Jerasia’s wholly owned subsidiaries, lawsuits by lenders and the winding-up petition filed by AmBank(M) Berhad against Jerasia’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Jerasia Fashion Sdn Bhd in July 2021.