Arturo Bizzarro Coutsogeorgou, b,. Catania,Sicily , 17.08.1951 is Italian and Greek citizen. He is the owner of the shipping and commercial firm “ Garipoli & Bizzarro “ , acting as shipping agents for various Italian and foreign shipowners as Ignazio Messina Lines , Saima Avandero , Wilhelmsen Ships Services and several others. The present company name goes back to 1946, but the family business started in 1910 and originally dealt with coal merchandising , shipowning and coal bunkering supplies in Italy, Sicily and in the Red Sea.
He has been at the helm of the company since 1978 after graduating in economics, and becoming a registered chartered accountant.
As deputy officer of the shipping and travel bureau, “ Agemars “, based in the port of Catania, dealing with ships belonging to various brands of Carnival UK group : P & 0 , Cunard and Princess Cruises.
He has been designated Honorary Consul of Greece since 2001 and takes care of this country and its citizens’ interests in several Sicilian districts. In this position he takes the responsibility to assist the resident Greek community and carries out all diplomatic duties. He is also committed in promoting commercial relationships between Greece and other countries.
The aforesaid activities are performed at Largo Bordighera premises in Catania.