BIM Institute under new leadership

Cape Town, South Africa, Release: July 17, 2020. For Immediate Release

Gregory Mofokeng appointed president of the BIM Institute; the founder, Vaughan Harris steps down as president.

The BIM Institute today announced that its board of directors has appointed Gregory Mofokeng as president.

In addition, Gregory Mofokeng has also been appointed as a part of the board of directors, and the board intends to appoint further directors in the weeks to come. These leadership appointments are effective immediately and follow the decision that Vaughan Harris remains as a director of the non-profit company.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Gregory Mofokeng’s calibre and experience step up to lead the BIM Institute,” said Vaughan. “We are at a critical moment in our industry and we need renewed leadership and hope to successfully implement our digital strategy and take advantage of the built environment opportunities ahead.”

Gregory Mofokeng, the secretary-general of the Black Business Council in the Built Environment (BBCBE), as its new director from July 2020. Besides his role in the BBCBE,

Gregory is a visionary with a proven track record of execution and is a strong communicator who is industry-focused with deep leadership capabilities. Furthermore, Mofokeng serves on the Council of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), and is the CEO of Empiric Steel (Pty) Ltd and the founder of Selao (Pty) Ltd. and has a solid understanding of the built environment and understand the challenges we need to address both in the field and in digital transformation.

Speaking on behalf of the board, Harris said, “As part of its transformation, the institute will be looking at its education and research arm, the BIM Academy Africa, Pty Ltd as an independent education provider for academia and professionals. The BIM Academy will remain the official training partner of the BIM Institute.