Shafik Sachedina was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, in 1950. He later moved to England to pursue medicine and settled as a British citizen. Sachedina enrolled in the University of London’s Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School, and he attained a degree in dental surgery in 1975. After graduation, he started practicing in England where he worked for many years. Currently, he is a joint chairman in the Sussex Health Care Company.
As one of the chairmen of the Sussex Healthcare, he brought various skills and background to the healthcare facility. The combination of his experiences as a dental surgeon and Shiraz Boghani’s experience in hotel management, results in the creation of a dynamic and award-winning adult care system. Shafik Sachedina believes in conveying the best care that an individual can seek. As a result, he furnished the care facilities with the best specialists, who hold experiences required for the care of patients with mental disabilities. Sachedina also remains focused on broadening the company’s service area by creating new facilities. For instance, the organization recently started a daycare in Broadbridge.
Aside from his role in Sussex Healthcare, Shafik Sachedina works at Jamati Institutions as the head of the department. In the institution, he coordinates programs and activities of the 16 principal institutions of the Ismaili community. He is also in charge of managing partnerships between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Asia’s Ismaili Institutions. Sachedina undertakes most of his work in the institution on a voluntary basis.
In addition, Shafik Sachedina is the chairman of the coordinating committee of the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International. He also serves as a member of the committee of the Aga Khan Development Network, and works as the Ismaili Leader International Forum’s member. Sachedina is also Aga Khan Development Network’s committee member. Previously, he worked as Ismaili Council’s president in the UK branch, serving for two consecutive terms. Lastly, he worked for Britain’s dentistry.
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