Management Board


Jan Czudek (Chairman of the Board)
Jan Czudek is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Třinecké železárny. He has joined the company in 1983 as energy expert after graduating from the Technical University in Brno. He also held positions as automation designer, CEO of Inženýring Třinec, a daughter company, and investment director. In 2009, he was awarded the title of Best Czech Manager in metal production.

Ashok Patil

Ashok Patil is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of ArcelorMittal Ostrava. He served as the company’s finance director in the past. Ashok joined ArcelorMittal in 2001 as finance manager responsible for strategic planning and controlling in Romania. In 2005, he became the executive assistant of one of the group’s top executives in London. After that, he supervised the group’s internal audit, SOx emissions and risk management.

Ashok holds a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with focus on finance and marketing.

Prof. Ing. Jana Dobrovská, CSc
Jana Dobrovská is the dean of the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at the Technical University of Ostrava. Previously, she served as the head of the Department of Physical Chemistry and Theory of Technological Processes and a researcher in the Regional Materials Science and Technology. She authored and co-authored over 250 research papers, with over 100 having been published abroad. She has 75 publications on the Web of Science.

Ivo Žižka

Ivo Žižka is the director for HR and public affairs and member of the board of Třinecké železárny. he graduated from Technical University in Ostrava and joined the company in 1983. Since then, he has held a number of different positions including the director of the foundry since 1997.

Jan Rafaj

Jan Rafaj is the CEO of Residomo and also an adviser to the CEO of ArcelorMittal Ostrava. Jan has a law degree from the Masaryk University in Brno and holds an MBA from the Prague International Business School. In the past, he has held various legal, HR and public affairs roles at ArcelorMittal Frýdek-Místek and ArcelorMittal Ostrava. Between 2012 and 2017, Jan served as ArcelorMittal’s HR director for CEE region and member of the board of ArcelorMittal Ostrava.

Dmitrij Ščuka

Dmitrij Ščuka is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Vítkovice Steel. He has seven years of experience as a partner with Deloitte and many years from Evraz Holding where he served as the regional director for Europe and Africa. He is a graduate of the Technical University in Moscow where he majored in nuclear physics.

Peter Zima

Peter Zima is the Manager for EU and Government Affairs at US Steel Košice.