Since SABIC’s founding, its employees have exhibited a remarkable ability to do what others said couldn’t be done.
Ranked among the world’s largest petrochemicals manufacturers, SABIC is a public company based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 70% of the Company’s shares are owned by the Saudi Arabian government, with the remaining 30% held by private investors in Saudi Arabia and other countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
SABIC began in 1976 by Royal decree and its growth has been nothing short of miraculous. Today, the company has operations in over 40 countries with a global workforce of over 40,000 talented individuals.
To find out how SABIC was created, and how it achieved its current success, please see the Corporate Profile pages. Or, for an idea of our size and capacity, see the Facts and Figures page.
The Chairman of SABIC is Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan Al-Saud. Acting Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer is Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan.
SABIC is composed of six business units, each headed by an Executive Vice President. These are: Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics. These five operating units make four distinctly different kinds of products:
SABIC’s principle corporate offices and headquarters are in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with major industrial operations in the industrial city of Al-Jubail on the Arabian Gulf, as well as in Yanbu on the Red Sea.
SABIC’s global presence continues to grow rapidly. Our ambitious plans for expansion are matched by the development of an infrastructure of manufacturing plants, distribution centers, offices and storage facilities worldwide. This enables us to respond efficiently to the needs of our customers in key markets around the world.
The company’s manufacturing , sales, technology and innovation facilities are located throughout the globe and are managed by four regional offices: the Middle East and Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. To find out more about our operations please see the worldwide section.
Because we are constantly looking to the future, we invest heavily in Technology and Innovation (T&I). Our T&I facilities are spread across the globe with hundreds of dedicated scientists contributing to the ongoing development of new patents and certifications.