President and CEO
Karl Hofmann is the President and CEO of PSI (Population Services International), a non-profit global health organization based in Washington, D.C. PSI operates in 67 countries worldwide, with programs in family planning and reproductive health, malaria, child survival, HIV, maternal and child health, and non-communicable diseases.
For the past 40 years, PSI has measurably improved the health of people living in resource-poor communities in the developing world.
PSI builds local capacity to solve local challenges and makes comprehensive, quality health care, products and services accessible. PSI works at scale where the need is greatest. A hallmark of PSI’s work is providing real value for those who fund the organization.
After being named President and CEO in 2007, Mr. Hofmann led PSI on its strategic path to double health impact between 2007 and 2011. In 2011 alone, PSI helped prevent 57.5 million malaria episodes and 481,000 malaria deaths among children; 4.7 million unintended pregnancies; 3.9 million cases of diarrhea; and 207,000 new HIV infections.
As PSI looks to the future, the organization will focus on developing new and innovative models for expanding access to health care, products and services to address the ever-changing health burden faced by those living in resource-poor communities around the world.
Prior to joining PSI, Mr. Hofmann was a career American diplomat for 23 years. He served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Togo, Executive Secretary of the Department of State, and Deputy Chief of Mission (senior career diplomat) at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.
Mr. Hofmann is a graduate of Georgetown University and the National Defense University. He is a director of the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy, a member of the Board of Directors of the One Acre Fund, and a member of the External Board of Advisors of Pennsylvania State University’s School of International Affairs.