Shafik Sachedina’s Inspirational Life Story

     Having an experience in dental surgery, Shafik Sachedina is a qualified dental surgeon. He got his qualifications in 1975 from Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School at the University of London. He is currently a Joint chairman in the Sussex Health Care Company, a company dedicated to providing care to homes and support services based in Sussex County in South England. Dr. Shafik himself was born in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania in the year 1950. Having moved to England, he settled and became a British National and holds many positions in different healthcare companies.

Apart from being a Joint Chairman at Sussex health care, Shafik is a dental surgeon in The Institute of Ismaili Studies where Shafik started working in the year 1977. Later, he was included at Imara U.K. Limited in the year 1990 and resigned seven years later. He also joined with the Islamic Publications Limited in 1980 at the age of thirty. He then joined on with Sussex healthcare in 1998 and later The Horshman Clinic Limited in 2001 where he holds partnership in the latter two companies with Dr. Shiraz Boghani. Shafik is currently the director of the four corporations excluding Imara U.K. Limited. Apart from all these roles in the four companies, Shafik is also the head of the Department of Jamati Institutions at the administrative office of Aga Khan at Aiglemont in France. In this potion, Shafik Sachedina is responsible for coordinating programmes in sixteen areas where there are Ismaili Community’s Institutions. At Aga Khan, he is also responsible for bringing close the Ismaili Communities in Central Asia and the Aga Khan Network Groups. In the Aga Khan and Jamati Institutions, Shafik is involved in undertaking voluntary work.

In the recent past, Shafik Sachedina has mostly been involved in helping the Ismaili Community and apart from his work as an administrator of the Aga Khan; Dr. Shafik Sachedina holds various positions at work he does for the Ismaili Imamat and community. These positions include being a Chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee, Member of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum and a Member of the Aga Khan Development Network Committee. He has also held some honors of being the President of the Ismaili Council for the U.K in two consecutive terms. Shafik is mostly famous for the Sussex Health Care Company which he jointly holds as chairman together with Dr. Shiraz Boghani as mentioned earlier. Dr. Shafik is currently at the age of 67 years.