Shafik Sachedina was given the opportunity to use his educational degree after studying to become a dental surgeon. But rather than open a private practice, he took on other roles, outside of his traditional career. He became a limited investment partner in the UK based healthcare company, Sussex. Later on, Shafik Sachedina took over as Joint Chairman and he played an even bigger role in the company’s decision making. Eventually, he was offered other executive leadership roles, such as the one he accepted with the Ismaili community. The position is one of distinctive esteem and it is considered an honor to hold the position as Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network at the Department of Jamati Institutions. The community leader’s involvement includes acting as a liaison, bridging the gap between the Ismaili community and Central Asia.
Whatever professional role he’s involved in, Shafik does his best to uphold the responsibilities that come with the placement. Having already secured a reputation as an “outstanding” dental surgeon for 40 years, one can assume that everything added to his career accolades, secures his legacy as an Executive and a Statesman. Shafik Sachedina also serves on the Board of Governors for the Aga Khan Development Network and he’s a member of the International forum of Ismaili leaders. It should be noted that Shafik’s work within the Ismaili community is voluntary. The duties of both leadership positions are upheld without financial compensation.
Born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, in the year 1950, Shafik Sachedina initially pursued his craft as a dental surgeon, securing employment with some of the finest medical establishments in London. Although he opted to not open a private practice, he became known throughout the UK as a dental surgeon of merit. When he learned the largest population of elderly people in Great Britain required some type of dementia-related treatment, he went into a partnership with Sussex Healthcare. And in January of last year, it was announced that Shafik and Sussex were in the process of becoming an all-around facility by adding a top of the line fitness center.