Ingrid Hofmann is CEO of Hofmann Corp., parent company of global staffing and recruiting agency I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal), which she founded in 1985 in Nuremberg, Germany. She expanded rapidly into Eastern Germany upon the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. That same year, the birth of her daughter led to her commitment to make the worlds of work and family compatible. I.K. Hofmann is the fifth-largest staffing firm in Germany and the 22nd largest in Europe. In 2007, Hofmann was awarded the Federal Order of Merit by then-Federal President Horst Köhler.