Shafik Sachedina serves at the Jamati Institutions that was founded by Aga Khan. Sachedina, who is a trained as a doctor was born in 1950 in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. He went to Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School from where he graduated in 1975 as a Dental Surgeon.
After his education, Dr. Shafik Sachedina practiced his dental career for many years in England besides showing business interest in other medical fields. He currently heads the Department of Jamati Institutions which is based at Aiglemont, France. Further, Dr. Sachedina also volunteered in many other occupations that include serving in the United Kingdom for two terms as president of Ismaili Council.
Dr. Sachedina’s primary role at the institution is linking the institutions of Ismaili Communities based in Central Asia with the Aga Khan Development Network Programme. His other significant role is where he heads all the activities and programs of the Institute of Ismaili in 16 key locations of the institution’s branches. Again, Dr. Sachedina’s work at Jamati Institutions is based on voluntary service which is his community’s tradition. Dr. Sachedina holds other senior positions in the Ismaili Community where he serves at the institute’s board of governors as one of its members. He also serves as a member of Aga Khan Development Network AKDN Committee in Aiglemont besides chairing FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee among others.
About the Institute of Ismaili Studies
The Institute of Ismaili Studies which is based in London, specializes in the promotion of the study of the Muslim cultures. The Institute acts as a research center where individuals can learn and understand the history and customs of the Muslim Communities. Again, its chief goal is to improve and help in the understanding of the relationships that exist between the Muslims and other faiths. Moreover, Dr. Sachedina other roles as the leader of the institution entail making periodic trips to some of the countries as he fulfills the organization’s objectives. He has visited many countries where one of the recent trips was when he went to Russia and met their deputy foreign minister with whom they discussed extensively about promoting peace in the Middle East countries.
Mr. Sachedina’s other Business Engagement
Dr. Shafik Sachedina also heads one of the award-winning homes in England that is known as the Sussex Healthcare. Dr. Shafik Sachedina together with other of his medic friends formed as healthcare facility in 1985. He is the current joint chairman and a co-founder of the organization which is located it the Sussex County. The healthcare has grown to have over 20 other branches which are in different areas of London. Furthermore, Sussex Healthcare Facility’s core function is to provide care to patients who have Alzheimer’s disease, learning disabilities, Dementia, and many more. It is also responsible for giving attention to the elderly where its staff are very professional, warm, and provide excellent services.