Karl Hofmann is the President and CEO of Population Services International (PSI). The global health organization uses business practices to tackle many of the developing world’s most difficult health challenges, including a lack of family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal health barriers, malaria, tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases and child survival.
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 2014 alone, PSI provided over 53.7 million years that would have been lost to death or disability (DALYs), provided almost 19.9 million years of contraceptive protection to couples (CYPs), prevented over 4.3 million unintended pregnancies, over 260 thousand deaths from HIV, and over 460 thousand deaths from malaria.
Prior to PSI, Mr. Hofmann was an American diplomat, serving as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Togo, Executive Secretary of the Department of State, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in France.
Mr. Hofmann is a director of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, the One Acre Fund, and the TB Alliance. He also serves as a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy and the External Board of Advisors of Pennsylvania State University’s School of International Affairs. He is the President of the TB Alliance’s Stakeholder Association and the Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Demographic Dividend.