Shafik Sachedina: Kindness Beyond Voluntary Service

Dr. Sachedina, an alumnus of the University of London, became a dental surgeon in 1975. He presently serves as the joint chairman of the board of the Sussex Healthcare center where he also doubles up as the owner of this social care organization that provides a haven for the elderly.

Shafik Sachedina has practiced in the health sector in England since graduating from Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School. His long career has included stints at the Horshman Clinic Limited and Imara U.K. Limited where he served as a director. He was appointed the director of Imara U.K. Limited in 1992.

Dr. Sachedina held this position for five years after which he resigned. He has also served in the Institute of Ismaili Studies as well as Islamic Publications Limited. Voluntary posts have also been a big part of Dr. Sachedina’s life. Voluntary service is also an essential part of his community’s way of life as. For instance, he was the President of the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom. He was at the helm for two consecutive terms owing to his achievements.

At the moment, Dr. Sachedina holds the position of the Head of Department of Jamati Institutions on a voluntary basis. He is responsible for coordinating what goes on in the other Ismaili community’s institutions. Dr. Shafik has become a notable entrepreneur after being in the health sector for more than forty years. He has also been appointed to lead numerous businesses which have a combined net worth of £ 1.7 million at this time.

He is involved in the running of a total of four companies. His time at the Islamic Publications Limited, for twenty-two years, is the longest he has been at any institution since the British national began working. Dr. Sachedina who was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is a member of different committees of the Ismaili community where he serves following appointment by the Imam. He is a member of notable organizations such as Ismaili Leader’s International Forum and the Aga Khan Development Network. Besides, he serves as the Chairman of the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Co-coordinating Committee. Indeed, Dr. Sachedina is an example of diligent service to the community.

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