- Industrial / Refining
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% publicly traded on the Saudi stock exchange. SABIC began in 1976 by Royal decree and its growth has been nothing short of miraculous. Today, the company has operations in over 50 countries with a global workforce of over 33,000 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 Dr. Abdulaziz Saleh Aljarbou. Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan, leads the global management team. The company is overseen by a Board of Directors taken from government and the private sector.
SABIC is composed of four strategic business units – Petrochemicals, Specialties, Agri-Nutrients, and Metals – each headed by an Executive Vice President. They support customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end markets such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy.