Shafik Sachedina was born and raised in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania during the 1950s. After high school, he studied dental surgery. He earned his dentist license in 1975 from Guy’s Hospital Dental School at the University of London.
Shafik Sachedina then set up a practice in England where he has been working ever since. Throughout these many years, he has also held multiple volunteer jobs with the Aga Khan and Jamati Institutions. He currently serves as the Head of the Department of Jamati Institution at the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan at Aiglemont in France.
In this role, Shafik Sachedina duties include supervising all programs in all communities where Ismaeli institutions exist throughout the U.K. and interface with the Aga Khan Network in Central Asia. As for his professional life, he has been leading Sussex Healthcare for more than two decades. Shafik Sachedina is head of the company along with his co-chairman, Shiraz Boghani. Boghani has years of experience in leadership in the hotel industry. He has won or earned several honors through the years, including being made a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
The two have united their considerable forces to lead Sussex to become an award-winning adult care network. The first Sussex office opened in 1985. It has since blossomed to 20 offices at the current time. The Sussex live-in facilities specialize in treating older patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s and younger patients who have some sort of mental handicap. Its two leaders are not the only impressive staff members of Sussex. All of the staff of Sussex are known for impeccable training and ever continuing self-education.
The staff at Sussex go beyond just providing for the physical needs of the patients who live there. They also provide them with continual leisure, social, and recreational activities.
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