Jerry Difede

Vice President Global Cargo Inspection, Contracts, & Billing


Joined Intertek in 1982

Jerry has been in his current role as the Global Business Line Leader for the Cargo Related Inspection and Testing business since March 2011. In this role, Jerry is responsible for growing the Cargo business globally through the development and implementation of the business line strategy. He joined Intertek as a Field Inspector and over the next 29 years, progressed through a number of roles in operational management throughout the Global Commodities division.

Jerry holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in New Jersey, along with an MBA from The University of the Virgin Islands. He also earned post graduate certificates in Global Leadership and Executive Development from Cornell, UCLA, and the Michigan Business School. Jerry studied the petroleum sector at the Princeton Energy Group specializing in the areas of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Trading, Refining and Tanker Operations.