Saul KornikSaul Kornik

South Africa


Occupational Information

Occupation: Health, Human Resources, Finance

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

Professional History

Saul Kornik is the co-founder and CEO of Healthforce, a company providing the augmentation of technology that turns nurse-led clinics into effective and specialist health centres by easily connecting them to doctors. Saul has a varied background ranging from healthcare to technology to finance to machine learning to culture change.  Healthforce provides a web application that enables real-time video connections between patients and nurses - or other primary care workers - with higher-level clinical skills such as GPs and also specialists for the delivery of multi-disciplinary team-based care. The technology reduces care costs, increases care, and monitors and maintains clinical and patient-centric quality. Healthforce-supported nurses have run over one million consultations, and have completed over 80,000 telemedicine consultations with remote doctors.

Prior to Healthforce, in 2006, Saul co-founded Africa Health Placements (AHP), an organization that works to get doctors to where they are needed most and to make them effective when they are there (through improving their clinical skills, their ability to fix systems and their resilience working in tough conditions). During his time, AHP placed over 4,200 doctors who served over 34 million people, mostly in rural Africa in public service. He served as CEO of AHP until the end of 2017 and he now serves as chairman of the organization.

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