Area of responsibility: Northern and Eastern Europe-Central Asia, Competence Center Cement.
Member of the Managing Board since 1 July 2019; appointed until 31 December 2023

Personal Data

Place of birth: Poland
Date of birth: 8 October 1958
Marital status: married, two children


Ernest Jelito studied at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, graduating with a university diploma degree in chemistry.


Ernest Jelito joined Heidelberg Materials in 1982 and held various technical and management positions before taking over as Director Global HTC in 2009. Among his achievements are the effective rollouts of the continuous improvement and operational excellence programmes in the cement business line. From 2015 until mid-2019, he was General Manager Poland.

Ernest Jelito has been appointed Member of the Managing Board as of 1 July 2019 and took on responsibility for the Northern and Eastern Europe-Central Asia Group area on 1 August 2019. In addition, he is responsible for the Competence Center Cement.