Shafik Sachedina is a competent dental surgeon and the Jamati Institute Head of Department. Jamati Institute is an initiative of The Aga Khan His Highness and has its offices located in France Aiglemont. He is responsible for different roles, but the major one is coordinating the Ismaili community institution programmes and activities covering 16 principles areas where the institution has its roots.
Shafik Sachedina also plays a significant part in the interfacing of Central Asia Ismaili communities and institutions and programmes of the Aga Khan Development Networks. Although he is known as the titular head of Ismaili institutions, the departmental heads report directly to Imams while Sachedina is involved in coordinating their work.
The Ismaili Studies Institute offer research facilities and promote the understanding and study of the contemporary and historical culture of the Muslim society with its headquarters in London England. The main agenda of the institution is to offer and disseminate to the community a better perceptive about the relationship between other societies and faith with Islamic.
The institution provides the Ismaili community with a venue to know more about their history and ethnic concepts that include the hardly ever discussed topics like the esoteric Islam and the Shi’ism. Sachedina holds many positions on voluntary capacity including being the United Kingdom Ismaili Council President for two consecutive terms and also he is the member of the International Forum of Ismaili Leaders.
Shafik Sachedina is also involved in making occasional trips to different countries promoting the core objectives engaged in Ismaili Institute. Together with his delegate, they visited Mikhail Bogdanov who is the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia where they discussed vital matters concerning the recent happenings in Syria and Afghanistan.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina was raised up in Tanzania Dar-es-Salaam in 1950, and he later moved to the United Kingdom. He attended Guys Dental School and Hospital Medical a subsidiary of the University of London in 1975 and attained his dental surgeon degree. He is a qualified dental doctor who has practiced for many years in England. Over the years, Dr. Shafik ventured into entrepreneurship with his primary interest in the health-care sector.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina holds a co-joint chairmanship of the Sussex Health Care, a company devoted to offering support and homes services to the elderly and other people with limited mobility. Sussex Health Care operates from South England in Sussex County, and they recently celebrated their 25th anniversary since its conception. He also holds various positions in different companies offering healthcare services.
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