Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s Role At The Institute Of Ismaili Studies And At Sussex Healthcare

Dr. Shafik Sachedina was born in 1950 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzanian. He went to Guy’s Hospital medical and dental school, University of London. Here he graduated as a dental and oral surgeon in 1975. He then set up his practice in England. He has since acquired a passion for entrepreneurship based on the healthcare sector.

Dr. Sachedina is the joint chairperson and founder of Sussex Healthcare. He started this company to care for and provide help to the aging community. Apart from his role at Sussex Healthcare, Shafik is also actively involved in matters concerning The Aga Khan in France.

Currently, Dr. Shafik Sachedina serves as the Head of Department of Jamati Institutions at the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan. In this capacity, Dr. Sachedina is in charge of organizing the activities of the Ismaili community’s establishments in the major areas where the institution exists. He is also in charge of interfacing with the Aga Khan Development programs and foundations of the Ismaili societies in Asia.

Dr. Shafik Sachedina is also a sitting member of the Institute of Ismaili Studies Board of Governance. The Aga Khan is the chairperson of the board. Other sitting members of the committee include Dr. Aziz Esmail, Mohammed Keshavjee, Naguib Kheraj,Dr. Shafik Sachedina led a delegation of the Aga Khan Foundation to meet with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister; Mikhail Bogdanov. They discussed more on the current situation in the Middle East. Their deliberations lay more emphasis on the developments in Afghanistan and Syria.

Dr. Shafik Sachedina praised Russia’s principled position and its consistent urge to quickly and peacefully resolve conflicts in the region. He also applauded Russia for waging an unwavering fight against extremism and terrorism. Together with Mr. Mikhail Bogdanov, they discussed the problems Syria is facing. They emphasized the importance of establishing a constructive negotiation between the opposition and the Syrian Arab Republic government. This would promote a political solution to the crisis facing the country. Their solutions are supported by the UN Security Council Resolution 2254. Dr. Sachedina has volunteered in various capacities. He was President of the Ismaili Council for two consecutive terms.

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