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Prof. Adrianus Mooy, PhD
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Adrianus Mooy is a widely respected figure behind the growth of modern Indonesian economy. He was the Indonesian Central Bank Governor and International Monetary Fund’s Governor for Indonesia between 1988 and 1993. Later he was appointed as the Indonesian Ambassador to the European Communities and the Under-Secretary General/Executive Secretary of the United Nations ESCAP. After the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s, he helped rebuilding Indonesia’s economy as the Senior Advisor to the United Nations Support Facility for Indonesian Recovery. He is the Founder of Strategic Asia consulting firm and the Senior Advisor to the Pelita Harapan University.
Edwin Soeryadjaya, BBA
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Edwin Soeryadjaya is the Founding Partner and Chairman of Saratoga Asia Fund II, a private equity firm. His business ventures include coal mining (Indonesia’s second largest), coal terminal, dry bulk barging and shipping, power plant, palm plantation, telecom operator, toll road and oil and gas. Besides being a significant force in business, Edwin is also as dedicated to educational and social service. He is the founding member of WFP Asia Philanthropists Trust and serves on the Board of Trustees of Ora Et Labora School and the Indonesian Christian University.
Drs. Jakob Tobing, MPA
Jakob Tobing is one of the most prominent architects of the new democratic Indonesia. He played an instrumental role in Indonesia’s transition from the authoritarian rule to democracy in 1998. He was then entrusted as the Chairman of the 1999 National Election Committee and the 1999-2004 Parliamentary Commission on the Constitutional Amendment – the two important bodies that decisively replaced authoritarianism with democracy in Indonesia. Under his leadership, the constitutional amendment has guaranteed the principles of democracy, rule of law, and human rights, which is now seen as a model by many other countries. He was a student leader against the old order in 1966, appointed as member of parliament in 1968, and became the Vice Chairman of the ruling party during the Suharto’s regime. But during the height of the authoritarian regime, he joined the opposition and was invited to join and establish the reform PDIP party by its Chairman Megawati Soekarnoputri, who later became the President of Indonesia. President Habibie decorated him with Mahaputera Utama medal in 1999. After more than three decades as a member of parliament, in 2004 he was appointed as the Indonesian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, a leadership role which again he performed so outstanding that the Republic of Korea awarded him the Gwanghwa medal—the country’s highest diplomatic award. He received his graduate degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA.
Prof. Mangara Tambunan, PhD
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Mangara Tambunan is a distinguished professor of economics at the Bogor Agricultural Institute and also teaches graduate economic courses in the University of Indonesia. He has led various national and international research projects. He was a National Research Council member and Asian Development Bank consultant. His research areas include development and labor economy, particularly in relation to small and medium enterprises. In 2009, the President of Indonesia awarded him a medal for his 30 years of outstanding service. He is also the Managing Director of the Center for Economic and Social Studies.
Matius Ho, MS
After completing his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA) and the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (UK) in 1997, Matius Ho joined the Accenture, a multinational consulting firm, and developed IT infrastructure in telecommunication and retail industries in Indonesia and Singapore. Afterwards, he was appointed as a Director in a manufacturing and export company. He served as the Vice Secretary of the Akademi Leimena Foundation, a precursor of the Leimena Institute, before co-founding the Institute in 2005.
Mayjen TNI (Purn.) Radja Kami Sembiring Meliala
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Radja Kami Sembiring Meliala, a former two-star general, is a reform minded army general who played active role in Indonesia’s transition from authoritarianism to democracy. Besides his notable military service, he was also a member of parliament for 17 years. As a former Vice Chairman of the then powerful Armed Forces’ Faction in the Parliament, he was instrumental in orchestrating military support for the democratic transition. After the democratic reform, he was invited to lead the reform PDIP Party as the Vice Chairman of the PDIP Party’s parliamentary faction. In his military career, he led many combat units. He served as the Commander of the Indonesian peacekeeping force with the United Nations Emergency Force II in the Middle East, and then as the Commander of the XVII/Cendrawasih Regional Military Command in Papua. He was the Chairman of the Akademi Leimena Foundation, which later became the Institut Leimena. He graduated from the National Military Academy in Indonesia (1960) and the prestigious Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in Germany (1973).
Drs. Theo L. Sambuaga, MIPP
Theo L. Sambuaga is the President of Lippo Group and BeritaSatu Media Holdings news organization, and also the President Commissioner of PT Lippo Karawaci. In his more than 30 years of active service in politics, he has served as the Indonesia’s Minister of Labor and Minister of National Housing, and in the Parliament as the Member/Vice Chair of the 1999-2004 Parliamentary Commission on the Constitutional Amendment, Chairman of the First Commission (Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Information Communication), and various other leadership positions. He is now the Vice Chairman of Golkar Party Central Board, a Standing Committee Member of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), and the Vice President of the Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International (CAPDI). He received his graduate degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, USA.
Pdt. Dr. Andreas A. Yewangoe
Rev. Dr. Andreas A. Yewangoe, born in Mamboru, Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, 1945. Received his Bachelor’s degree in Theology (S.Th) of the STT Jakarta, 1969. Ordained as a pastor of the Christian Church of Sumba (GKS), which was assigned as a lecturer at the Kupang Academy of Theology (ATK), 1971. He led that academy from 1972 to 1976. He obtained the Doctorandus Theologiae degree from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (1979). After a stint in his homeland, he returned again to the Vrije Universiteit for Doctor Theologiae promotion, 1987, with a dissertation entitled Theologia Crucis in Asia (1987). He once led the Christian University of Arta Wacana, which is an improvement and expansion of ATK, as rector in 1990-1998 (two periods). He served as one of the PGI chairman, from year 1994 to 2004 (two periods). Moreover, he was elected as the Chairman of PGI from the year 2004-2014 (two periods).
Dr. Maruarar Siahaan
Maruarar Siahaan has chaired the Institut Leimena’s Legal and Judicial Studies Taskforce since 2013. He is also the Rector of the Indonesian Christian University in Jakarta. He has more than 30 years of experience as a judge in the Indonesian court system. He has served as the Chief Judge of the High Courts in Bengkulu and North Sumatera provinces. He was later appointed as an Indonesian Constitutional Court Justice in 2003—one of the first, since the institution had just been created under the Constititional Amendment—until his retirement in 2009. In 1995–1997, he represented Indonesia in the United Nations’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court. He is the author of The 1945 Constitution: A Living Constitution (2008) and Procedural Law of the Indonesian Constitutional Court (2011). He received his doctoral degree in law from the Diponegoro University in Semarang, Indonesia.
Dr. Paul Marshall
Paul Marshall is Senior Fellow at the Leimena Institute and the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom (USA), and also Visiting Professor at the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta (Indonesia). He is the author and editor of more than twenty books on religion and politics, especially religious freedom, including recently Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes Are Choking Freedom Worldwide (2011, with Nina Shea), Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion (2009), Religious Freedom in the World (2008). His writings have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of Harvard University’s project on “Religion and Global Politics,” and is a member of the Religious Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations (USA). Previous professorships include Fuller Theological Seminary; Regent College, Vancouver; University of Toronto; Catholic University, Washington D.C.; Free University, Amsterdam; European University for the Humanities, Minsk, Belarus; Rutgers University; and Visiting Professor, School of Law, Pepperdine University. He has taught political science, law, philosophy and theology.