Mr Evangelos Marinakis has been President of Olympiacos F.C. since December 2010. Mr. Marinakis participated in the increase in share capital of Olympiacos F.C. in June 2010 and became a majority shareholder with a 70% share, after concluding an agreement with the President at the time, Mr. Socrates Kokkalis. Mr. Marinakis served as president of the Super League Greece and Vice-President of the Hellenic Football Federation from August 2010 to August 2011.
Mr. Marinakis holds a B.A. in International Business Administration and an M.Sc. in International Relations.
Mr Evangelos Marinakis has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as a Director of Nasdaq-listed Capital Product Partners L.P since March 2007. Mr Marinakis has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.
The aforementioned companies and their affiliates enjoy a unique advantage in the shipping industry, as they combine 80 years of commercial and technical ship management experience under one roof, in a range of vessel types and sizes including dry bulk, chemical and oil tankers, Multiple Purpose Vessels and container vessels. With a total deadweight capacity of approximately 3.5 million tonnes, they are qualified to enter into long-term charters with all major oil companies: BP Shipping Limited, Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Total, Repsol, Statoil, Petrobras and Cepsa. They have received various international awards, including (amongst others) from Royal Dutch Shell, BP Shipping, Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping awards “Tanker Company of the Year”. Mr Marinakis’ prominence has been widely acknowledged, as he was voted "Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year” for 2010 at the annual Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards. He has also featured as one of the 100 most influential people in the world shipping industry in articles by prestigious international shipping publications Lloyd’s List and Tradewinds.
Mr Marinakis is active in various other businesses, and his diverse holdings include significant interests in the media, energy and real estate sectors. He also supports international charity foundations and humanitarian projects, such as the United Nations Development Programme, the earthquake relief funds for Haiti and Japan, numerous Greek reforestation and recycling projects and various Greek children’s charities, including ‘Together for Children’, Elpida and Argo.