Elida Karaivanova leads the Arup Advanced Manufacturing business in Europe. Based in the Netherlands, Elida has worked on the delivery of complex, multidisciplinary science, industry and technology projects in Europe, the UK and Middle East. Her project portfolio also includes experience in the healthcare and commercial sectors.

A chartered engineer and project manager, Elida currently leads the development of Arup’s Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence offering as part of a framework for planning, delivery and change management of major capital programmes for Advanced Manufacturing clients. She is a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Project Management Institute.

As a leader in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives for the business, Elida aims to create an open environment in which teams can collaborate, empowering everyone to be successful in their work.

Elida has a particular passion for developing and implementing tools and roles to enhance team performance. She is focused on optimising design outcomes and enhancing client satisfaction by seeking to understand our clients’ needs and enabling our local and regional teams to respond to these requirements.