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

Aidan Eyakuze
14 July 2017

A colleague, with a long career in Tanzania’s public education system as a teacher and school inspector under his belt, visited a school in a rural district to check on whether the teachers were present at school and teaching in the classroom. When he walked into a Standard Two class, he found about 50 eight-year olds sitting there, unsupervised and untaught. They did not know where their teacher was. He went to investigate and the head teacher could not explain the teacher’s absence either.

A few minutes later, my colleague returned to the class, to find the children in fits of laughter. Their teacher, sporting shoeless, muddy feet and looking rather sheepish, had returned and was standing at the front of the classroom.

Kabelo Motsoeneng
13 July 2017

The CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and 2014 Tutu Fellow, Sello Hatang, will once again be leading an expedition to trek Mount Kilimanjaro.  Popularly known as the Trek4Mandela, the group is scheduled to summit Kilimanjaro on July 18, in commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s birthday.

The sponsored trek to the summit of Africa's best-known peak - which rises more than 19,000 feet above sea level - is to raise funds for a sanitary pad campaign to keep girls in school.

Kabelo Motsoeneng
12 July 2017

Tanzanian politician and 2013 Tutu Fellow, January Makamba - since his appointment as Minister of Environment and Union in President John Magufuli’s cabinet - has led initiatives and missions committed to protecting the environment. Some of the key areas he currently addresses focus on protection of forests, implementing solutions for aquatic wildlife, and addressing the prospective water crisis. His point of view regarding the environment is very much in keeping with the saying: we’ve not inherited this planet from our fathers, we’ve borrowed it from our children.

Norman Smit
06 July 2017

We are excited to announce a new Tutu Fellows’ column in African Business magazine, with the inaugural piece appearing in the July 2017 issue.   In the column, the Tutu Fellows, as thought-leaders and influencers across the continent, will give their perspectives on the evolving realities of the continent. Lanre Akinola, Editor of African Business magazine, said "The column is a dedicated space for the thoughts and ideas of a new generation of leaders that need to be heard. The Tutu Fellows are already reshaping the face of leadership on the continent, and we are delighted and honoured to be able to make this platform available."

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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