However, the bid failed due to some of the members in the pair's consortium running into problems during the Premier League's fit and proper persons' test. [44] The license was however revoked on 26 October 2016 since the Greek Council of State held that the TV license law of Minister of State Nikos Pappas was unconstitutional. It feels like it all hinges on promotion back to the top-flight, though. The case of Cissé and Marinakis went to the Greek courts,[77] where Marinakis was found innocent. [57] In 2010, Olympiacos hosted a UNDP Match Against Poverty which raised over US$500,000 for earthquake stricken Haiti and Pakistan. Background: Delia Smith, famed television cook, and her husband Michael Wynn-Jones became majority shareholders of public limited Norwich City in 2003 as the Canaries prepared to embark on a title-winning promotion to the Premier League. [22] In 2014[23] and 2010[24] he was awarded the "Newsmaker of the Year" award at the annual Lloyd's List "Greek Shipping Awards",[25] while in 2009 his company, Capital Ship Management Corp. was awarded the "Tanker Company of the Year" award. Owner (or majority share holder): Ken Anderson. "[97] On 3 October 2014, Aristidis Koreas, though he was replaced as athletic prosecutor, he remained on the case. Randall confirmed the matter was under investigation but that "there is no ‘charge’ against Marinakis and no ‘prosecution’ is in process. In May 2017, it was announced that Marinakis had completed a transaction to become the majority shareholder in English Championship club and former double European Cup winners Nottingham Forest. He also worked for Warner Music in Malaysia before purchasing AirAsia in 2001. 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Guo Guanchang runs the Fosun business which has investment assets in Europe, including holiday companies Thomas Cook and Club Med, nursery brand Silver Cross and entertainment group Cirque de Soleil. In July 2017, Alter Ego was confirmed by a Greek first-instance court as the acquirer of the Lambrakis Press Group (DOL). Background: Radrizzani made his fortune selling the rights to broadcast a variety of sports internationally. Marinakis tested positive for coronavirus on March 10 and was treated back in his homeland. She was delivered in 1997, as hull number #6410. The decision of the Greek Supreme Court confirmed that the allegations against him were unfounded. Marinakis is also in the process of creating the Olympiacos charity foundation. Gibson was the main force behind the consortium of local businesses that saved the club from liquidation in the summer of 1986, taking over the ground and football obligations - and debts - of a club in the hands of the official receiver. Evangelos M. Marinakis, President and chief executive, Capital Maritime", "Power 2012: Top 50 Owners and Operators (2 to 50)", "(Power 100) 75. ea Jewel by Abeking & Rasmussen. [11], From 1992 to 2005, Marinakis was the commercial manager of Capital Ship Management Corp. and oversaw the businesses of the group of companies that now form Capital Maritime. Please contact Raphael directly, Read More Related Articles. Marinakis stated that he went to the referee's locker room at halftime only to wish match officials "good luck". [28], Since 2015 both Marinakis and Olympiacos have received awards by the NGO ‘Elpida’ for financial support in the provision of new medical equipment, for bone marrow donations and for the donation of Olympiacos tickets. In September 2016, Marinakis, through his company Alter Ego Media S.A., won one of four national television licenses auctioned in Greece after spending EUR 73.9m ($82.8m) in a highly unusual competitive bidding process. [67], In September 2017, Marinakis sponsored a special conference in Athens in partnership with Harvard University, to focus on football's social responsibility, with specific reference to refugees. In December 2013 the yacht Sea Jewel was sold to Evangelos Marinakis, a Greek shipping tycoon. The completion of the transfer of ownership was also supported by trade unions representing DOL staff. Her cruise speed is 14 knots. Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis is a relative newcomer when it comes to who holds the power at clubs in the Championship. Nickname “The Mountain, Thor” Spouse. Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis recently recovered from coronavirus. Anad 3 - motor yacht - 36.55m (119.9ft) - Lowland Yachts B.V. - 1991. [75] This move will safeguard the operation of the OSU ‘Modern Greek Studies’ department that was destined to close. Evangelos M. Marinakis, President and chief executive, Capital Maritime", "Power 2012: Top 50 Owners and Operators (2 to 50)", "(Power 100) 75. Background: Robinson, who owns 98 percent of the club, is British, brought up in Burton. [6], Marinakis is the founder and chairman of Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.[7] The Capital Maritime Group which is controlled by the Marinakis family, managed a mixed fleet of more than 70 ships in 2017, including tankers, container ships and dry bulk carriers. [59][68] In November 2017, Marinakis led an aid effort, through Olympiacos FC,[69] to bring relief to the victims of massive flooding that hit the town of Mandra in the Attica region of Greece. Finally, V. Marinakis was permanently acquitted by the Ethics Committee for the category of match-fixing[107]. The Winners. [41][42], In February 2019 Nottingham Forest unveiled plans for a £50m redevelopment in order to expand the City Ground into a world class 38,000 capacity stadium.[43]. Marinakis holds a B.A. He has 4 children. Nigel Lowry of Lloyd's List said Marinakis was the "outstanding candidate" for the award and noted his $1 billion investment in fleet capacity in 2017, his "dynamic dealmaking" in the shipping sector, as well as a range of other activities across philanthropy, sports and media. Eventually the money they've put in will surely lift Blues up the table - but first they need stability, and hopefully Steve Cotterill is the man to bring that. in 'International Relations'. [46] It also holds a 22% stake in Mega Channel TV station. Evangelos Marinakis (Greek: Ευάγγελος (Βαγγέλης) Μαρινάκης, born 30 July 1967) is a Greek shipowner and member of the Piraeus city council. He was also forced to stop being involved in any football activity, as well as he must report to a police station every 15 days. The takeover was completed on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 with Dai Yongge and Dai Xiu Li becoming majority shareholders after the club gained approval from the EFL. in 'International Relations'. This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 08:02. [70] In July 2018, Marinakis donated €1 million through Olympiacos FC, to help the victims of the deadliest wildfires to hit Greece in decades,[71] which swept through an area near Athens.