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 over 50 countries worldwide, with programs in sexual and reproductive health, malaria, water and sanitation, HIV, and non-communicable diseases.
For over 45 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.
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 2017 alone, PSI provided over 30.5 million years of healthy life that would have been lost to death or disability (DALYs), provided almost 20 million years of contraceptive protection to couples (CYPs), prevented over 4.87 million unintended pregnancies, over 250 thousand infections of HIV, and over 135 thousand deaths due to malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia.
As PSI looks to the future, the organization will reimagine healthcare to put the consumer at the center and whenever possible bring care to the front door.
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 CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy, 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.