Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a major force in the world of health care in Great Britain. He is also a devoted member of the Ismaili community and has held a number of prestigious position therewithin. Shafik originally hails from the African country of Tanzania where he was born in 1950. He eventually emigrated to the United Kingdom and attained his qualification as a dental surgeon. This was the start of his long and illustrious career in the world of healthcare.
Today, Shafik Sachedina is most well know on the healthcare side of his life for his co-founding of the highly successful patient care company Sussex Healthcare. Shafik founded Sussex Healthcare along with fellow Ismaili community member Shiraz Boghani more than twenty-five years ago and the pair of entrepreneurs today serves as the firm’s co-chairmen. Shafik’s healthcare expertise gained from years as a practicing dental surgeon and then years of experience working in other healthcare related industries made for a perfect pairing with Shiraz Boghani who comes at the healthcare business from a different angle. Shiraz comes from the world of hotels, but that experience has also proved invaluable in the building of an amazing patient care company life Sussex Healthcare. The fact is that Sussex is all about providing hospitality for the many patients that the company cares for in its twenty-some care home facilities. Shafik Sachedina’s expertise in the realm of healthcare and Shiraz Boghani’s mastery in the realm of providing hospitality have ended up being a match that has added up to huge success in the healthcare industry.
In regard to Shafik Sachedia and his devotion to his Ismaili community members, he takes this obligation as seriously as he takes his role in providing the best patient care available to the many patients who are taken care of in the Sussex Healthcare system. He currently holds the prestigious honor of serving in one of the communities most important roles. This is as the Head of the Department of Jamati Institutions. This department is a part of the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan, the leader of the Ismaili community. Shafik Sachedina is also a distinguished member of the Ismaili Leaders International Forum and has held a number of other positions in the community. A key point to stress is that Shafik Sachedina fills all of these Ismaili community positions in a voluntary capacity. Voluntary service is a huge part of the life of members of the Ismaili community and Shafik Sachedian proudly follows in this tradition.