Dr. Shafik Sachedina has an important job with equally important responsibilities. He serves as the head of “Jamali Institutions” for the Aga Khan, the “Secretariat of His Highness” in Aiglemont, France. Dr. Sachedina is responsible for the organization of the Ismaili communities institutional activities and programs associated with the sixteen areas in which these institutions exist within the Aga Khan developmental Network in South Asia.
Dr. Sachedina was born in 1950, in the area of Dar-es-Salaam, Tarzania. He graduated from the “Guys Hospital Medical and Dental School University of London” in 1975, which now qualified him to be a dental surgeon; in which he held a practice for several years while residing in London. His health care entrepreneurial interests grew as he worked for the Aga Khan and the Jamali Industry in a voluntary capacity, which is the community’s long-standing tradition.
Dr. Sharik Sachedina has held a variety of titles during the period in which he worked for the Ismaili Imamat Community in addition to his membership on the Board of Director’s for the Jamali Industry. He additionally has served as a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Committee of Aiglemont, France. He has also served as Chairman to FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee, as well as being a member of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum. Besides serving in a number of voluntary capacity positions, Dr. Sachedina as served two terms in consecutive order as the President to the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom.
Dr. Sharik Sachedina is the current Joint Chairman on the Board of Sussex Health Care. Sussex Health Care offers support for members of the community who are in need of a caring senior living home with a safe and comfortable living environment; in which also supports and stimulates them in a physical, emotional, intellectual and social capacity.
The works of Dr. Sharik Sachedina has always been and continues to be the work of a philanthropist at heart. In that he has always held a great interest in the art of humanity and the healthfulness of the community in which he resides, no matter what position he has undertaken throughout his career development.