Saul KornikSaul Kornik


Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Health, Human Resources, Finance

Occupational Position: Co-Founder & CEO, Africa Health Placements

Projects


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.

Professional History


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.

Qualifications


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

Programs


2008 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Charles Sidambe
29 October 2018

Tutu Fellows Lynette Ntuli, Natalie Jabangwe, and Bright Simons have been selected for the Choiseul Africa 100 list of laureates for 2018.

Through an annual study that was independently carried out over several months by the Institut Choiseul, Choiseul 100 Africa – the Economic Leaders for Tomorrow, honors those exceptional entrepreneurs who contribute to the renewing of the African economic governance. It identifies and ranks young African leaders of 40 years old and below. 

The identification and ranking process took weighted criteria into account that included reputation, background and skills, influence networks, potential, and leadership.

Norman Smit
11 October 2018

A mutiny is occurring in the notorious prison in South Sudan called Blue House, where people are being detained without trial.  The prison is also where 2016 Tutu Fellow and peace activist, Peter Biar Ajak, has been held since the end of July 2018.  He has yet to be charged.  News sources say about 200 detainees broke into a weapons store in the prison and are holding two guards.  They are demanding the government provide prisoners with due process. 

The detention centre called Blue House is at the headquarters of the National Security Service in South Sudan's capital, Juba.  A national security service statement released to the media says the standoff began when a prisoner, Keribino Wol, overpowered a guard and seized his weapon. 

Norman Smit
11 October 2018

2017 Tutu Fellow John-Allen Namu has released a documentary exposing the complicity of individuals in the Kenyan and Ugandan elite in illicit financial flows in support of South Sudan's warlords. John-Allen is an award-winning investigative journalist and the co-founder of Africa Uncensored.

The powerful three-part documentary titled, The Profiteers, is an expose of how South Sudan warlords plunder public resources to live in opulence in Nairobi while ordinary South Sudanese live in abject poverty. The money looted from Sudan's public coffers is then siphoned off to Kenya and Uganda through banking institutions where the cartels are laundering it by investing in other businesses. 

Charles Sidambe
11 October 2018

The 2014 Tutu Fellow and chief architect at Makeka Design Lab, Mokena Makeka, has led a design vision and consortium to win a bid to design a new precinct for Nelson Mandela Bay.  Nelson Mandela Bay is an area in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa's Eastern Cape.  The project is to redevelop the area and simultaneously honour Madiba’s contribution to South Africa, as well as elevate the city’s status as a hub for socio-economic transformation, tourism and employment opportunities.

The city hosted a competition open to all South Africans to submit their ideas, but it was Mokena's Nelson Mandela Bay Tower of Light concept that ultimately won.

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows


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