Sustainability Professional Dr. Velislava Ivanova Joins CH2M HILL

Velislava Ivanova
Noted sustainability professional Velislava Ivanova, Ph.D., joined CH2M HILL as the Environmental Sustainability Practice Director in late December.
Trained as an environmental biologist with strong international experience, Velislava has spent the past 15 years in environmental consulting providing services to large corporations, international financial institutions, and governmental clients. She is known for managing and implementing highly successful sustainability strategies for large, multinational corporations and government clients.
Originally from Bulgaria, Dr. Ivanova holds a Ph.D. in environmental biology and a MSc in pollution and environmental control from the University of Manchester (UK), and an MSc in biology from the University of Sofia (Bulgaria). She speaks multiple languages beyond English, including Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, and French.
As Environmental Sustainability Practice Director, Dr. Ivanova will provide leadership for CH2M HILL’s rapidly growing sustainable development business. She will work with key global clients on complex sustainability projects and create future sustainability work for CH2M HILL.
Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$7 billion in revenue and nearly 30,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. The firm has been named a FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For five times. Visit us at,, and


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