Shafik Sachedina is a world-renowned dental surgeon who was born in Dar Esalaam, Tanzania. He moved to the U.K. in his teens, and he attended and graduated from the Guy Medical Hospital in London. After training as a surgeon at the London Dental School, he began practicing dentistry across the U.K., and he has become known as one of the foremost dental surgeons in his field.
While he is known primarily as a dental surgeon, Shafik Sachedina is also dedicated to his work at the Institute of Ismaili Studies. The Institute was founded in 1977 in London, and its primary goal is to promote awareness of Islamic culture and religion around the world. Mr. Sachedina holds several key positions at the Institute, the most important of those being the Institute’s Head of Jamati Institutions. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating the programs and activities of the Ismaili Institute in the 16 different countries where branches are established. He is also responsible for delegating roles and responsibilities across all branches of the Institute.
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In addition to this role, Mr. Sachedina sits on the Institute’s board of management, where he serves as one of the organization’s primary decision-makers. As part of his work with the Ismaili Institute, Sachedina also interacts with and assists the Aga Khan Development Network. The Network is a group of private companies dedicated to the development of poor communities in Africa and Central Asia.
Aside from his work with the Ismaili Institute and his career as a dental surgeon, Shafik Sachedina has also gained attention for his role with Sussex Healthcare. Based in the U.K., Sussex Healthcare is a network of care homes that specializes in caring for the elderly, including people afflicted with dementia, as well as those suffering from other neurological disorder. Mr. Sachedina is currently the Joint Chairman of Sussex Healthcare; in this role, his primary responsibility has been to choose the right medical personnel to provide care to patients at Sussex Healthcare facilities. Over the course of his accomplished career, Shafik Sachedina has gained a well-deserved reputation as a smart businessman, a dedicated philanthropist and a leading healthcare expert.