Announcement of SABIC’s GMS Outsourcing project

PiLog Group, the global leader in the initiation and management of master data quality solutions, has won a five-year contract to provide master data services as part of outsourcing program of Global Material Standardization (GMS) from the SABIC, the leader in the petrochemicals market.

The scope is to provide master data management & governance services to all the affiliates of SABIC around the globe, adhering to the qualitative & quantitative KPIs agreed as per deliverables.SABIC’s innovative initiative is to govern and improve the master data quality in order to build the foundation for the futuristic platforms and application where BI, Analytics, IoT, Machine Learning can leverage the quality data built across the master data objects within the ERP systems. SABIC is strategically planned to transform its business into intelligent enterprise by utilizing the futuristic technologies and automated processes.

Mr Nawaf Al-Zahrani, GM – Global Procurement Services, SABIC said, “We warmly welcome PiLog as a strategic partner to join our business, we expect that PiLog would bring the innovation to steeply improve the master data processes and procedures to optimize the operational efficiency”

Mr Mohammed Al-Sogour, Director – Global Suppliers & Materials Management, SABIC said, “SABIC has embarked on the new journey with PiLog, the industry is looking at us to establish benchmarking in the master data services domain, SABIC would like to transform the business digitally by laying the data quality as foundation that can help achieve the global success and make SABIC the world leader

Dr. Salomon de Jager, President, PiLog Group said, “We are delighted to have won this contract as it will start the new era of master data quality management services globally, we thank SABIC management for their trust and confidence in our capabilities that are built over two decades of experience & expertise”


Hennie Kilian (COO Middle East,North), Imad Syed (CIO), Gideon Huisamen
(CEO Americas,Middle East & India), Dr.Salomon de Jager (President, PiLog Group), Francois de Jager (PM), Tracy Bennett (COO Americas)

Hennie Kilian, Chief Operations Officer, PiLog Saudi International said, “SABIC has been our premium customer since 2001, we believe the trend of outsourcing the master data services would change the game how the data quality was managed & perceived in the industry, we would give our best to make this engagement successful by creating benchmarking in the industry”

Gideon Huisamen, Chief Executive Officer, Middle East, India & Americas said, “We believe this contract evolved from the foundation and the principles of data cleansing and governance that were built from the success of Fanar & Fanar-plus projects, all the credit goes to the SABIC’s management for the long-term vision that was envisaged”

Imad Syed, Chief Information Officer, PiLog Group said, “This project gives us an opportunity to build intelligent, system-driven processes to improve the data quality of the master data by automating the repetitive tasks with-in the MDRM governance solution, we will strive to make SABIC’s data quality par above the world standards”

SABIC is a global leader in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products: chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals. The company has more than 35,000 employees worldwide and operates in more than 50 countries, with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and North East Asia.

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