Matius Ho, Executive Director, Leimena Institute
Matius Ho is the executive director of Leimena Institute in Jakarta, Indonesia. He led the development of the Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy program that since 2021 has trained thousands of teachers in Indonesia on competencies to strengthen peaceful multi-faith and multicultural societies. Under his direction, Leimena Institute has partnered and collaborated with the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights and many leading religious and educational institutions. Ho has been invited to speak about the program in many countries. He wrote about Indonesia in The Routledge Handbook of Religious Literacy, Pluralism, and Global Engagement (2021). He worked in Indonesia and Singapore with Accenture, a multinational consulting firm, and served as vice secretary of Akademi Leimena Foundation, Leimena Institute’s precursor, before cofounding the institute in 2005. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Wisconsin, Madison.