Dr. Shafik was born in 1950 in Dar-Es-salaam, Tanzania. In 1975, he graduated as a dental surgeon from the University of London in Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School. After his graduation, he moved and settled in the England where he was employed and worked for a long time.
After moving here, Dr. Shafik Sachedina gained British citizenship and currently holds many positions in different companies in the health-care sector. It was when he started working in England that his interest in entrepreneurship (in the health-care industry) and philanthropy grew stronger. This drove him to join Jamati institutions where he works as a department head.
Dr. Shafik is very active in the Ismaili worldwide community. He plays vital roles in the Institute of Ismaili Studies which has its headquarters in London that include being a committee member the AKDN which stands for Aga Khan Development Network. He is also an associate of the panel of governors of the Institute of Ismaili studies. Institute of Ismaili studies is a religious body that is based in the UK. Its major role is to carry out researches that help study the culture and communities of the Islamic religion. This institute was started by Aga Khan in the year 1977. The body enhances understanding and cohesion between the members of the Islamic faith.
On top of his work as a volunteer, he is a joint chairman of Sussex Health Care Company. The company is based on the Dorking Road at Tylden House, Sussex County. The Sussex Health Care Company is dedicated to giving care to the elderly people who suffer from mental disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. It also gives specialized care, physically and training to adult patients who are disabled. The company has enough facilities that utilize the latest technology thus perfectly capable of providing these services. Dr. Shafik takes care of the day to day activities in the company.
Shafik Sachedina is a dedicated member of the Ismaili community and has served for two successive terms as the Ismaili Council of the UK president. Apart from looking after his clients, he also looks after his team. Recently, six people from his team received diplomas from the University of Chi Chester. His experience of more than 30 years makes him have a lot of influence in both the medicine and surgery fields. His voluntary works are to ensure that he gives back to the society as much as he can. For this reason, his voluntary roles are as important as his dental surgery career.
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