* 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, a job title he formerly held at the University of the Western Cape (2006-2012).
* 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.
* He is the author or co-author of over 300 books, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers.
* He is the current President of Euralex (2018-2020), and a two-term past President of Afrilex (2009-2013). Earlier, he also served in other capacities on the executive boards of Afrilex (2001-2009), Euralex (2006-2014), Asialex (2007-2013) and Australex (2008-2013).