Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a renowned dental surgeon and an entrepreneur. Dr. Sachedina was born in the year 1950 and is originally from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He migrated to the UK to pursue his studies in Medicine. Dr. Sachedina went to Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School University London where he graduated as a dental surgeon in the year 1975. After his graduation, Sachedina actively practiced dentistry in England for several years.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina besides practicing dentistry has a passion for the healthcare industry and as a result together with his longtime friend Mr. Shiraz Boghani co-founded Sussex Health Care which is a network of independently governed Care Homes. Sussex is located in West Sussex and was started with the two partners with the main objective of providing care to the elderly especially those that have mental problems like Dementia or Alzheimer diseases. Sussex also provides care to adults with neurological disorders and disabilities including those with acquired brain injuries and learning difficulties. Sussex started as a small single care home and thirty years down the line has grown to be the leading Care Home provider in the UK. Sussex today boasts of having a collection of more than 25 care homes all of which are fully equipped with the state of the art equipment and provides accommodation to more than 500 patients. In addition, the Care Homes have provided employment to more than 1000 people in the healthcare industry. Sussex has a team of highly trained professional in areas such as physiotherapy, reflexology, and occupational therapy among others. Sussex operates 24/7.
Dr. Sachedina is also a philanthropist who has dedicated his life to community service and has actively been involved in charitable activities. Dr. Sachedina on voluntary basis serves as the Head of the Department of Jamati Institutions at the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan. At the Institution, Dr. Sachedina coordinates all the programs of the Ismaili community institutions which are spread across 16 locations. Besides he is also the person responsible for interfacing the Aga Khan Development Network together with the other institutions of the Ismaili communities in Central Asia. Dr. Sachedina also serves in other various positions at the institution which include committee member of the Aga Khan Development Network, the chairman of FOCUS a Humanitarian Assistance Committee and Member of the Ismaili Leaders International Forum. Dr. Sachedina has also previously served as the President of The Ismaili Council for the UK for two consecutive terms.