The Contribution Of Evangelos Marinakis To The World Of Medicine

The man, who was brought up in the interior of Peru, has a lot to say about social amenities. Evangelos Marinakis had all it takes to become a medical doctor before the family uncertainty that befell him shuttered his dreams.


He lost his father at a very tender age; his mother was unable to take care of him and his siblings and meet all their needs as it is in a standard family.  However, Emmanuel was adopted by a Catholic priest in Latin. He served in the church as they sponsored his schooling.

His two sisters toiled and moiled with their mother back at Peru, but at least they managed to get through high school. With the help of the parish priest, Evangelos Marinakis joined the university and studied Business Administration. It was not a course of his first choice; however, he had to do it.

That was not the beginning of failure, no. Evangelos became one of the best students in the university. Upon his completion, he acquired a scholarship to study masters because of his outstanding grades. He completed successfully and sponsored himself for a Ph.D. on the same.

Since then, success is the song on the lips of Evangelos Marinakis. He remembers how it was so difficult to access medication in Peru due to the long distances and few medical practitioners. The strain in the medical services led to his father’s death, a reason he can’t forgive himself. From that moment he swore to create change at the right time.

Marinakis Gets Into Business

Evangelos Marinakis got into business; he founded a food processing firm in which he is the CEO and Director in Chicago City. With his immense knowledge, he was able to navigate the business to a multi-billion enterprise operating in more than ten countries.

His company, Greenlight Enterprise, is one of the best employers with more than 20,000 of employees on its roll. He endeavors to propel the capacity of Greenlight through education and training which he does more often.

Evangelos Support In The Medical World

It is not by default that he is in the business of supporting the field of medicine. It is by the fact that the pain of his losing his father is still fresh in him. He stays focused to make sure the transformations he dreamt of all his years came to pass.

Evangelos Marinakis Foundation

The first step that Evangelos took was to start a foundation which he used to encourage most students who wanted to study medicine but could not access the funding. He began it small by personally sponsoring bright young students from high school who were not able to support their education.

The trend went on for five years sponsoring at least ten students annually. In 1997, the foundation began to attract support from various interested parties including individuals and institutions of higher learning. This was the best way of getting the youths who were passionate about education.

To his surprise, crucial universities approached him to pledge support. The medical schools like the Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of California, and Johns Hopkins University are among the universities that came in to support.

The friends of Evangelos Marinakis came in numbers and subscribed to annual support in the foundation. The foundation has so far seen three thousand medical students through their training. That’s an unusually high number that is serving in the states of America.

Any sane individual or institution cannot ignore such contribution. It is left for your imagination to see how many patients have benefitted from the doctor’s accessibility. The standard strained ratio of doctor-patient ratio has improved significantly.  Evangelos Marinakis stayed true to his course to ensure that he supported as many as possible.

Medical Facilities

In his quest to see the best out of the people of Peru and the people across America, Evangelos Marinakis has collaborated with other institutions like the American Research Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania among others to construct more clinics and hospitals that can handle emergency issues within remote areas. They have built at least 17 hospitals to date.



Patient-Doctor Access Project (Med-Soft)

The research that Evangelos Marinakis conducted on the use of technology, medical staff need it more to improve the patient-doctor access. This is a fantastic technology that allows the patient to access a doctor at their convenience. There are many factors that Marinakis put into place for him to carry out the research.

For obvious reasons, Evangelos Marinakis has it in mind of how his father was unable to access a doctor who could save him from the pneumonia attack. The software is a unique app to the busy people who may need medical services in the comfort of their homes.

At least you know how it is tricky to juggle the traffic, work, and family together with medical appointments. This application will do you just fine. Furthermore, some medical services may need privacy. This is best for you. Just get a doctor at your doorstep.

To benefit from this application, download it in your android phone or tablet and subscribe to the service you need. The same way the taxi apps work is the same way you shall use the med-soft application. Book a doctor and the service you need. It is a cost-friendly service that you need.

Evangelos Marinakis is a source of inspiration to many who are in weak states. From his humble beginning, he was able to pursue his dreams and create the change he wanted in the society. He proves that it is possible to have anything you need if you keep the focus.

Today, Marinakis goes around the world inspiring companies, governments, and individuals on the importance of strengthening the communities and countries where they hail. He believes that there is an individual’s life that your contribution will save. He acutely bases that out of personal experience.

Evangelos Marinakis

Evangelos Marinakis (Greek: Ευάγγελος[4] (Βαγγέλης) Μαρινάκης, born 30 July 1967) is a Greek shipowner and member of the Piraeus city council. He is the owner of the football clubs Olympiacos in Greece[4] and Nottingham Forest in England.

Early life

Evangelos Marinakis was born in Piraeus, Greece on 30 July 1967. He is the only son of Miltiadis Marinakis and Irini Marinaki (née Karakatsani). His father, Miltiadis Marinakis, was a shipowner, a Member of the Greek Parliament[5] and, at times, a financial supporter of Piraeus football club, Olympiacos. Evangelos Marinakis earned a B.A. in ‘International Business Administration’ and an M.Sc. in ‘International Relations’ in London.[6]

Shipping Career

Marinakis is the founder and chairman of Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.[7] From March 2010 until September 2011, he also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NYSE-listed Crude Carriers Corp.[8] Between March 2007 and December 2014[9] he was chairman of Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:CPLP). 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. For the past decades, he has also been active in several other family-controlled businesses all related to the shipping industry.[10]

Awards & distinctions

Having “grown his shipping empire from the small company he took over from his father, which controlled seven bulk carriers”,[11] he is regarded as one of the most important and influential shipping personalities worldwide. He was included in the Lloyd’s List “One Hundred Most Influential People in the Shipping Industry” list, ranking 66th in 2017,[12] ranking 61st in 2016,[13] ranking 65th in 2015,[14] 67th in 2014, 73rd in 2013[15] and 84th in 2012. He was also included in the TradeWinds “Power 100″ list of the ‘top shipowners and operators”, ranking 31st in 2012[16] and 75th in 2010.[17] In 2014[18] and 2010[19] he was awarded the “Newsmaker of the Year” award at the annual Lloyd’s List “Greek Shipping Awards”,[20] while in 2009 his company, Capital Ship Management Corp. was awarded the “Tanker Company of the Year” award.[21] In 2016, he was awarded the first ever “Xenakoudis Excellence in Shipping Award” by the International Registries, Inc./The Marshall Islands Registry. [22]

In November 2017, Marinakis received the Lloyd’s List “Greek Shipping Personality of the Year” Award at a special ceremony in Athens. 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.