Stefano Messina


He currently holds the position of Director of Yarpa SpA. Since 1994 he has been part of the family business, dealing mainly within the Messina Group with planning, administration, finance and control in the core business of shipowning and international liner shipping services. Since 2013 he has been its Chairman.

The Messina Group has been operating since 1921 with its shipping company Ignazio Messina & C. providing regular scheduled services connecting the Mediterranean, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.


  • Industrial expertise in the shipping sector
  • Financial, legal, management
  • M&A



  • Degree in Law, University of Genoa



  • English



  • Director of Yarpa SpA
  • Chairman of Gruppo Messina SpA
  • Vice Chairman of Ignazio Messina & C. SpA
  • Chairman of Four Jolly SpA
  • Chairman of Assarmatori