Evangelos Marinakis (born July 30, 1967) is the owner of the Greek football club Olympiacos and the English football club Nottingham Forest.
Evangelos Marinakis was born on July 30, 1967, in Piraeus, Greece. Miltiadis Marinakis, a shipowner and board member of Olympiacos, and Irini Marinaki (née Karakatsani), a member of the Greek Parliament, are his parents. Marinakis has a bachelor’s degree in international business administration and a master’s degree in international relations.
Biography of Evangelos Marinakis
Evangelos Marinakis is a well-known Director who was born in Greece on July 30, 1967. Evangelos Marinakis was born on July 30, 1967, in Piraeus, Greece. Miltiadis Marinakis and Irini Marinaki (née Karakatsani) are his parents. Miltiadis Marinakis, his father, was born in Crete. He was a shipowner, a member of the Greek Parliament, and a financial supporter of Olympiacos, the Piraeus football club. His mother is a descendent of the Ypsilantis family and hails from Pontus. Evangelos Marinakis’ zodiac sign is Leo, according to astrologers.
Marinakis was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NYSE-listed Crude Carriers Corp from March 2010 until September 2011. He was chairman of Capital Product Partners L.P. from March 2007 to December 2014. (NASDAQ: CPLP). In November 2018, Capital Product Partners L.P. announced the $1.65 billion mergers of its tanker fleet with DSS Holdings, whose largest shareholder is WL Ross & Co., resulting in one of the world’s largest publicly traded tanker firms.
Olympiacos FC has supported the daily meals of a thousand individuals weekly during his presidency, thanks to the generosity of the “Genesis Theotokos” parish in the Athens neighborhood of Nikaia and the Syros Holy Church. Olympiacos organized a UNDP Match Against Poverty in 2010, raising more than US$500,000 for earthquake-ravaged Haiti and Pakistan. Thousands of food portions and clothing items were supplied daily to refugees trapped at the Piraeus Port.
He gave €500,000 in February 2014 for school renovations on the Greek island of Cephalonia, which was devastated by earthquakes. Olympiacos and UNICEF announced a collaboration in October 2013 to immunize children in impoverished countries, with UNICEF’s insignia on the players’ jerseys and a goal of raising €2 million in two years.
The club started in August 2017 that the agreement would be renewed, with an emphasis on a new multi-year campaign. Marinakis repurchased Greek national debt with a face value of €1,364,000 in June 2012, by offering €168,590 to Peter Nomikos’ NGO ‘Greece Debt Free’ on behalf of each of Olympiacos’ 55 Greek players and employees (GDF). Olympiacos has previously contributed to the Japan earthquake relief fund, as well as the non-profit environmental organization ‘Arcturos,’ the pediatric clinics of ‘St Sofia hospital in Athens and ‘General Hospital’ in Limassol, various blood collection campaigns, and Greek and international children’s charities such as ‘Elpida,’ the ‘Steven Gerrard Foundation,’ and the ‘Hatzikyriakos Foundation.’ Marinakis is also working on establishing the Olympiacos Charitable Foundation.
Marinakis was acquitted in 2015 by the Public Prosecutor and the Council of Judges in the Koriopolis match-fixing investigation, which began in 2011 after UEFA provided Greek authorities with a report citing irregular betting patterns, mostly involving Greek Cup and second division games in 2009 and 2010. He was charged with being a part of a match-fixing criminal ring with ties to seven countries. At the time, UEFA authorities stated that no punishment would be taken against Olympiacos in regards to their participation in the Champions League the following season because the information from the Greek investigation threw no doubt on their league title in 2010–11. Marinakis was charged with conspiring to commit bribes and match-fixing, as well as instigating and aiding violent behavior.
Marinakis worked with the president of second-division club Ilioupoli, Giorgos Tsakogiannis, and others to arrange for a group of hardline Olympiacos fans to attend a third-division match on March 13, 2011, and cause rioting in order to force a penalty. “Tsakogiannis notified [Ioannis] Papadopoulos that he had made plans, and Evangelos Marinakis was aware of the intention for Olympiacos fans to provoke riots,” according to the prosecutor’s report. The Prosecutor, Panagiotis Poulios, and the Council of Judges acquitted Marinakis of all charges.
Estimated Net Worth
His net worth is reported to be in the millions of dollars. Marinakis is one of the top 100 most influential people in the maritime industry, according to Lloyd’s List. He is a generous philanthropist who primarily donates to Greek charity foundations.
Marinakis and his family own a 27 percent stake in Capital Product Partners, worth more than $250 million. The company owns over 30 vessels, with a fleet average age of six years. All of the vessels are bareboat chartered to companies including Hyundai Merchant Marine, BP Shipping, and Maersk Line.
Nottingham Forest Is Now Owned by Evangelos Marinakis
On May 18, 2017, Evangelos Marinakis finalized his buyout of Nottingham Forest, ending Al-stint Hasawi’s tenure as the club’s owner. Forest chairman Nicholas Randall had promised that the club would be back in Europe within five years. Forest, on the other hand, remained in the Championship four years into the Marinakis era due to poor transfers and terrible club culture.
In the summer of 2021, the club made structural changes in an attempt to correct previous mistakes. Forest appointed Dane Murphy as Chief Executive and George Syrianos as Head of Recruitment to establish a more analytics-driven transfer strategy. Forest’s management has promised to avoid the short-termism’ of recent transfer windows by hiring players for no more than £18,000 a week.
Marinakis posted on social media on March 10, 2020, that he is recuperating from COVID-19 and is taking all essential precautions as directed by his doctor. Marinakis displayed signs of COVID-19 and tested positive for the virus after returning to Greece in March 2020 after watching a Nottingham Forest game on March 6 and a Harlem Globetrotters showpiece at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena during the outbreak that began in 2019. He announced on March 24 that he had totally recovered from the virus’s symptoms.
Honors and Citations
He is regarded as one of the most important and influential shipping people in the world, having “built his shipping empire from the little company he took over from his father, which controlled seven bulk carriers.” He has been named to Lloyd’s List’s “One Hundred Most Influential People in the Shipping Industry” list every year since 2010, placing 47th in 2021, 59th in 2020, 2019, and 2018, 66th in 2017, 61st in 2016, 65th in 2015, 67th in 2014, 73rd in 2013, 84th in 2012, 84th in 2011, and 88th in 2010. He was also ranked 31st in 2012 and 75th in 2010 on the TradeWinds “Power 100” list of “best shipowners and operators.”
At the annual Lloyd’s List “Greek Shipping Awards” in 2014 and 2010, he was named “Newsmaker of the Year,” and his company, Capital Ship Management Corp., was named “Tanker Company of the Year” in 2009. The International Registries, Inc./The Marshall Islands Registry presented him with the first-ever “Xenakoudis Excellence in Shipping Award” in 2016. Marinakis was honored with the Lloyd’s List “Greek Shipping Personality of the Year” Award at a special ceremony in Athens in November 2017. Marinakis was an “excellent candidate” for the prize, according to Lloyd’s List’s Nigel Lowry, who cited his $1 billion investment in fleet capacity in 2017, as well as his “dynamic dealmaking” in the shipping sector and a variety of other activities in philanthropy, sports, and media. He was voted to the board of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) in 2021, after serving on the board for two terms between 2006 and 2012.
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