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Evangelos M. Marinakis
Chairman and Founder, Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.

Evangelos Marinakis is the founder and Chairman of Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. The Capital Group currently controls a fleet of 98 vessels with a total dwt of 10 million tons approx. including 40 tankers, 12 LNGs, 42 containers and 4 bulk-carriers. The fleet under management includes the vessels of Nasdaq-listed Capital Product Partners L.P. (‘CPLP’).

Mr. Marinakis has a successful track record of more than 30 years in shipping and capital markets having successfully completed two IPOs in the US markets and having grown the Capital companies throughout the shipping cycles. Mr. Marinakis has been also the architect of Capital’s diversification from a dry bulk company two decades ago into product and crude tankers as well as containers and LNG carriers, having repeatedly timed successfully the newbuilding and second-hand asset markets.

Mr. Marinakis is a member of the board of directors of the Union of Greek Shipowners.

Mr. Marinakis actively supports a number of charitable and cultural causes both in Greece and around the world, such as the "Miltiadis Marinakis Endowed Professorship for Modern Greek Language and Culture" at Ohio State University, the Kazantzakis Museum in Crete, UNICEF, a wide range of community and infrastructure projects across the port city of Piraeus, including most recently hospital equipment for the alleviation of the Covid-19 pandemic and mobile schools after the earthquake in Heraklion, Crete.