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Sebastian Basil Joseph Ziani De Ferranti

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1927 Born son of Vincent Gerard S. Z. De Ferranti

Chairman of Ferranti Ltd after the retirement of his father

1980 With his brother, Basil, deputy chairman, lobbied the government to prevent the National Enterprise Board from selling the stake in Ferranti to a single bidder, but instead sell to institutions, perhaps as a phased sale, and preserve the family's 20 percent holding in the company[1]

1987 Reportedly opposed the merger of the company with International Signal and Control[2] which was subequently to bring the company down.

2015 Died[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times June 11, 1980
  2. The Times Oct. 7, 1987
  3. BMD