* Dr Gilles-Maurice de Schryver is a research professor of African linguistics in the department of languages and cultures at Ghent University. He is also an extraordinary professor in the department of African languages at the University of Pretoria.
* He holds an MSc in microelectronic engineering (1995), as well as an MA (1999) and PhD (2005) in African languages and cultures. In 2002 he co-founded TshwaneDJe HLT, and in 2006 he was a founding member of African Language Technology.
* G-M de Schryver is the author or co-author of over 300 books, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers.
* He is a past board member and two-term past President of Afrilex (2001-2013), and served on the boards of Euralex (2006-2014), Asialex (2007-2013) and Australex (2008-2013). From 2006 to 2012 he also held an extraordinary professorship at the University of the Western Cape.