Originally from Tanzania, Shafik Sachedina emigrated to the UK in the 1960’s where he earned his medical degree from Guy Medical Hospital. He later studied at the London Dental School and has earned the reputation as one the best dental surgeons in field.
Shafik Sachedina is very involved in the Islamic community. He is Head of the Department of the Institute of Ismaili Studies. The institute’s goal is to educate the world about Islamic culture and religion through its literature and public awareness campaigns. He is a primary component within the organization providing leadership and guidance to its sixteen branches throughout the world making sure that the organization is functioning as one entity with a shared goal of enlightenment. Shafik Sachedina has also played an active role in the Ismaili community promoting cultural heritage and awareness for all Muslims. His involvement with organizations such as Jamati and Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum as well as the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom only further demonstrates his resilience at keeping the Muslim faith and culture on the forefront within his community.
Shafik Sachedina is currently a Chairman of Sussex Healthcare where he is able to apply his vast expertise in the medical field. He and his co-chairman, Shiraz Boghani, have combined their talents to create a conglomerate of medical facilities in the UK that specialize in caring for the elderly and disabled. Their facilities are known for their humanitarian approach to taking care of their patients. They strongly maintain and believe in their approach to long-term care providing patients with an environment focused on dignity and growth.
Mr. Sachedina’s philanthropic efforts are admirable as well. He is involved with Agha Khan as well as serving as chairman of Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committees offering much-needed assistance to underprivileged Muslims throughout the world.
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