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Subject: Sir John Harvey-Jones, chairman of ICI and business innovator dies

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/08 at 2:26 am

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With his long unkempt hair, his colourful ties and ample figure, Sir John Harvey-Jones was hardly the traditional idea of a captain of industry.

Yet, as chairman of ICI from 1982 to 1987, he transformed the company from a loss-making outfit to one making a profit of more than £1 billion.

When he left the company, he built a whole new career communicating his ideas about business to a television audience of millions.

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