Barry Green holds a Professorship in the Mathematics Division of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. He is currently serving as the Director of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in South Africa and the Chief Academic and Research Officer for the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS NEI).
He completed his PhD at the University of Cape Town in 1984 and lectured at Stellenbosch University before spending ten years as a research scientist at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. In 1996 he returned to Stellenbosch University, where he was appointed Chairperson of the Mathematics Department in 2002 and Executive Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences from 2006–2009.
In 2007 he received the South African Mathematical Society’s Award for Research Distinction. He has been Editor of the mathematics journal Quaestiones Mathematica from 2002 to 2015 and has served on the Editorial Board of Afrika Mathematika.
Green has been closely involved with the growth of AIMS since it’s founding in 2003 and was appointed the second Director in April 2010. He is passionate about promoting the growth of the mathematical sciences in the developing world, particularly in Africa, and has recently been elected the President of CIMPA, the International Centre for Pure and Applied Mathematics.