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

Norman Smit
06 April 2017

In this TEDx talk, Tutu Fellow Ed Mabaya talks about his childhood growing up in rural Zimbabwe and how it gave him the insight into the power of improved seed to provide a pathway out of poverty. He left the small family farm where he grew up. But when he returned, it was to the realisation that food security remains a problem for too many parts of rural Africa. Successful farmers are able to make enough money to invest in their children's educations. A key element to better farming outcomes is better seed.  Mabaya calls this improved seed the 'hunger buster 2.0'.  Climate smart varieties of non-GMO, conventionally-bred seed offer opportunities for bigger harvests.

Sello Hatang
01 April 2017

Nelson Mandela called him “a person of strong opinion and sharp insight”.

To all of us at the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada is more than a hero of the South African liberation struggle. He is “Mr K” – a lovable and loving friend of Nelson Mandela for 67 years and a long-time friend of the NMF. Having served Mr Mandela as his Parliamentary Counsellor for the five years of his term as President of South Africa, Mr K stepped down when Mr Mandela decided not to run for a second term. Mr Mandela invited him to serve as a Trustee of his post-presidential office – which became known as the Nelson Mandela Foundation – which he did from 1999 until 2016.


Where do I even begin to describe how much you meant to me. Words fail to adequately describe my love, respect and admiration for you, my dearest K! Not only were you a man I deeply respected, a freedom fighter and iconic South African, but I had the privilege to call you my dearest friend. Thinking back, I cannot help but chuckle at how you insisted I drop the 'Uncle' nonsense, and just call you Kathy, because you loved that it made you feel much younger.

As I think back at the beautiful box of memories, moments and deep conversations shared with you, I am comforted by the time we got to spend together. I am comforted by the fact that your strength, conviction and bravery have left a great legacy and a lifetime of lessons for us all.

Norman Smit
30 March 2017

One of the candidates participating in the 2017 Tutu Leadership Programme, Sonkita Conteh, has been selected by the Schwab Foundation, in partnership with the World Economic Forum as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year awardee for 2016.  The Schwab Foundation drafts the list annually from a global pool of candidates.  The annual selection usually comprises about 20-25 people who join the 260 social entrepreneurs in a global network that fosters the peer-to-peer exchange of ideas.  The foundation works closely with the World Economic Forum to integrate their awardees into regional and global meetings of the WEF.

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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