Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation: Health, Human Resources, Finance
Occupational Position: Co-Founder & CEO, Africa Health Placements
Africa Health Placements (AHP) Group is a social enterprise working to alleviate the critical shortage of human resources in health. It works with institutions to implement a culture consistent with their values and purpose. With 25% of the global disease burden, Africa has only 2% of the world’s physicians. This severely impacts the ability of the continent to provide the most basic health services. AHP works to address this human resource crisis through workforce planning, recruitment and retention of health workers and managers in public healthcare. Since inception, AHP has placed over 3,800 health workers (the majority doctors), mostly in rural areas. This has translated into over 24 million consultations having been provided to the most indigent people of the region. In addition, AHP has provided workforce planning and HR retention support to the public healthcare sector, including performing workforce planning in over 500 facilities and training over 10,000 managers, improving retention rates to over 90% in some rural districts. AHP also works with institutions to measurably codify their culture so as to form the basis for all integrated talent management systems.
Saul Kornik is co-founder and CEO of Africa Health Placements (AHP) Group. Kornik has led the growth of this organisation since 2006 – including fundraising over $100m; building and reinforcing an organisational culture that is strong in providing a consistent positive experience for its staff and external stakeholders; fostering relationships at the most senior level in the governments and public health organisations that AHP seeks to support; and writing papers and presenting on the topic of human resources in health for local and international journals and conferences. Kornik also sits on a number of other health-related boards. He has a number of years of corporate experience with Deloitte, Goldman Sachs and Lloyds TSB in South Africa, London and Bermuda.
He is a 2013 Yale World Fellow and a 2016 Rainer Arnhold Fellow.
Bachelor of Business Science (Honours in Finance)
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours in Accounting)
Master of Commerce (Machine Learning)
Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
Chartered Financial Analyst
2008 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow