Shafik Sachedina serves the Aiglemon in France as His Highness Aga Khan’s Secretariat. He works for the Jamati Institutions in his position as the Head of the Department. Shafik Sachedina has a lot of responsibilities including coordinating the programs, and activities of the institutions for the community of Ismaili. There are sixteen principal areas where these institutions are located. The responsibilities of Dr. Shafik Sachedina additionally include coordinating with the Development Network institutions, and programs used by the Aga Khan for Central Asia’s Ismaili communities.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina was born in 1950, in in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. In 1975 he qualified for the University of London’s Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School as a dental surgeon. Dr. Shafik Sachedina spent numerous years practicing in England. The entrepreneurial interests he developed within the healthcare sector were substantial. He undertook his work for both the Jamati Institutions, and the Aga Khan on a voluntary capacity, due to the community’s long historic tradition embracing voluntary service.
In addition to Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s membership on the Board of Governors for the Institute, he has numerous other positions regarding his work for the community, and the Ismaili Imamat. This work includes his membership to the AKDN, or the Aga Khan Development Network Committee, Aiglemont, his attention to the International Co-ordinating Committee of Humanitarian Assistance International as the Chairman, and his membership in the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum. Dr. Shafik Sachedina additionally has a history of serving in numerous voluntary capacities including being the President for two consecutive terms of the United Kingdom’s Ismaili Council.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina has held positions as a Director with Imara U.K. Limited, a Director with the Horsham Clinic Limited, and as a Director with Sussex Health Care Limited. Sussex Health Care is comprised of a grouping of care home located mainly in Sussex. Their focus is largely on caring for older individuals including those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, learning difficulties, physical difficulties, and neurological disabilities. The care provided by Sussex Health Care is excellent, and their facilities have been built to provide support for individuals with neurological difficulties, and brain injuries. Sussex Health Care has made a commitment to the highest standards support, and care to take care of the specific needs of each individual. They are the leading provider in the Sussex area for nursing, and residential care. Their care is delivered by a professional team with first-class qualifications.