Karl

Hofmann

President and CEO

PSI Global

Karl Hofmann is the President and CEO of Population Services International (PSI), a non-profit global health organization. PSI operates in over 50 countries worldwide, with programs in family planning and reproductive health, malaria, water and sanitation, HIV, and non-communicable diseases.

PSI works in partnership with local governments, ministries of health and local organizations to create health solutions that are built to last.

Prior to joining PSI, 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. He also served on President Clinton’s National Security Council staff.

Hofmann is Vice-Chair of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a Director of the One Acre Fund, a member of the CSIS Commission on American Health Security, and of the American Academy of Diplomacy. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the National Defense University.

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