Shafik Sachedina is a philanthropist and entrepreneur who holds the position of joint chairman at Sussex Health Care. Sussex provides residential and nursing treatment for people with diverse ailments such as neurological issues, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. His leadership has seen the healthcare grow to 23 homes with over 500 beds. The house has great professionals who offer personalized care to each of their patients. Priority is based on medical care and nutritious food to ensure comfort and fast healing. Their patients are also engaged a lot in activities that interest them to ensure that they feel at home as much as they can.
Shafik Sachedina was born in Tanzania before moving to the United Kingdom for further studies. He enrolled at the Guy Medical Hospital in London where he studied medicine. After college, he went on to study Dentistry at the London Dental School. He practiced in various hospitals in the UK where he made a good name for himself for being among the best dentists. It is after this that he decided to settle in the United Kingdom and work with various healthcare companies to help people.
Out of the healthcare sector, Shafik Sachedina has been a significant force in advancing his Ismaili culture throughout the world. He is active in organizations that create awareness of Islamic culture in the UK and across the globe. He holds several positions in his philanthropy like the head of the department of the Jamati Institution. He is entrusted to oversee the smooth running of activities in their sixteen branches so that they can achieve their goals. In the past, he had the privilege of being the president of the Ismaili Council in the UK for two consecutive terms. In his volunteer work, he serves as a member of Aga Khan Development Network committee. The Aga Khan Foundation is a worldwide NGO that works towards empowering members of the Islamic community economically. Shafik Sachedina is a respected leader especially in the Ismaili community and has been in delegations to resolve conflicts in Afghanistan and Syria.