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 60 countries worldwide, with programs in family planning and reproductive health, malaria, child survival, HIV, maternal and child health, and non-communicable diseases.
For over 40 years, PSI has measurably improved the health of people in the developing world, making it easier for them to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services. PSI works in partnership with local governments, ministries of health and local organizations to create health solutions that are built to last.
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 2013 alone, PSI provided over 38 million years that would have been lost to death or disability (DALYs), provided almost 23 million years of contraceptive protection to couples (CYPs), prevented over 5.6 million unintended pregnancies, over 250 thousand deaths from HIV, and over 250 thousand deaths from malaria.
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 Coalition, a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy, a Director of the One Acre Fund, President of the TB Alliance’s Stakeholder Association and a Director of the Alliance, and a member of the External Board of Advisors of Pennsylvania State University’s School of International Affairs.
Photo credit: Jackie Presutti/PSI