Message from the Chairman

H.E. Sheikh Bader Abdullah Al-Suweidan

Hello and welcome to our new and fully redesigned website.  Those who have been frequent visitors may recognize the new corporate identity and structural transformation of our group.  Now, it’s my pleasure to share the highlights of our approach to business and commitment to our society.

At BIG, we are committed to running our business in a way that generates value for our customers, partners and employees.   At the same time, we recognize that we are closely interconnected with our economy and society therefore we have a broad understanding of our duties as a multi-disciplined contributor to our regional economy. We believe that the pursuit of a responsible approach to business is a decisive factor determining our long-term success.

Since early inception in 1996, we’ve been continuously encouraging our most precious human capital; our employees, to live and deliver to our winning culture “Making Progress & Maintaining Competitive Edge”.  When we continuously make progress, our customers and society are rewarded … that’s how we add value and maintain our competitive edge.

We’ve recently transformed BIG into three main business units; namely Oil & Gas Technology, Ports & Logistics Services – and – Information/Communication Technology.  These business units are managed by best-in-class professionals in their respective areas and are run as independent profit centers.  This autonomy-based model has empowered each business unit to grow organically while maintaining our valid options for inorganic growth capitalizing on our extensive in-house financial expertize and resources.

In addition to its solid existence and competitive position as an integrated marine service provider, BIG Oil & Gas Technology business unit is currently pioneering the Local Implantation and Saudization of an Advanced Engineering Design, Manufacturing & Testing facility, specializing in high-end Downhole Completion and Drilling Enhancement equipment – this comes as the first initiative to step-up to the Royal Directives for Saudization with a unique approach maximizing the Added Value to our future generations.

The Information & Communication Technology business unit has been a legacy segment of our portfolio providing ERP system integration and development services to our customers.  We have established a service delivery footprint across O&G, Utilities, Petrochemicals, Manufacturing, Construction, Trading, Government and Semi-Government industries. We provide comprehensive solutions through a team of professional and highly experienced consultants working from our dedicated delivery center in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia as well as from our offices and development centers in India.  This business unit is currently expanding organically into Banking, Mobility & Cyber Defense industry verticals establishing itself as a regional ITC giant within the GCC marketplace, based out of Saudi Arabia.

Our Logistics & Ports Services business unit is a fast-growing market leader in Cargo Brokerage and Dry Ports / Inland Container Depot (ICD) operations in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are currently providing long-term management and operations of the Dry Port facilities in Riyadh, handling the trade business volume of the capital city of Saudi Arabia.

With a sense of commitment toward our community and future generations, we’re launching a total modernization and upgrade project of the dry port location which represents a holistic approach to rural & cultural development, extending beyond the Dry Port facilities to cover the entire area around it, thus reflecting the efficiency, quality standard and cultured image of the capital city.

Upgrading the total handling and storage capacities of the dry port is the heart of the project and is aimed at de-bottlenecking the entire trade business from both Dammam & Jeddah to Riyadh allowing the planned growth in trade business volumes to happen seamlessly with a touch of total development and face-lift of the entire location.

I’m looking back 20 years and feel so proud of the professional men and women who contributed their best efforts to make BIG of today … they really made progress and helped the company to survive the harsh business environment and stay competitive …

Thank You!

Bader Abdullah Al-Suweidan
Chairman of the Board & CEO
December 01, 2014

H.E. Sheikh Bader Abdullah Al-Suweidan
Chairman & CEO