Dr. Shafik Husein Sachedina was born Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania in 1950. He was the head the head of the Department of Jamati Institutions of the Secretariat of His Highest the Aga Khan at Aiglemont in France. Dr. Shafik was responsible for coordinating the activities and programs of the Ismaili community Institution in the 16 principle areas such institutions exist. Husein was also responsible for interfacing with the Aga Khan Development Network Programme and organizations of all the Ismaili Communities in Central Asia. His work at the Aga Khan and Jamati Institutes is taken to be voluntary which keeps with the community’s long-standing voluntary service.
Dr. Sachedina had a privilege of working in some of the known hospitals in the world. Though he was known for his excellent work In Voluntary services, his work in his career is also something worth remembering. Being a British National, he worked for five companies which include; Imara UK Limited, as the director, at Sussex Health Care Limited as a director, at Horsham Clinic Limited as the Director. He also with Shiraz Noor Mohamed Boghani in the Horsham Clinic Limited, Dr. Aziz Kurwa in the Institute of Ismaili Studies Naguib Kheraj.
As a member of the board, Husein holds several positions in the work of mainly undertaking for the Ismaili Imamat and the community. The responsibilities include being the member of the Aga Khan Development Networks (AKDN) Committee, Aiglemont; Chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Co-coordinating Committee, and being a member of the Ismaili Leader’s’ International forum. In the previous year’s Dr. Sachedina had served in many other volunteer capacities including the two terms as president of the Ismaili Council of The United Kingdom.
The Sussex Healthcare was one of the Healthcare centers where Dr. Shafik Sachedina practiced. Sussex health care always been investing in people accreditation and by respect in their fields that they proudly bring them on board to help deliver and make sure their clients get quality services. Dr. Sachedina was a Director in this Healthcare, and according to his history of leaving a forgettable mark where he goes, he also served with passion on the health care. Having worked at Sussex healthcare, Dr. Sachedina was known by many because of his excellent work. He helped not only the patients but also the people who lived nearby. This gesture made people very happy. Giving back to the society is the best thing a leader can do to not only nature the young ones on the right path but also to appreciate the community.