Shafik Sachedina is a professional dentist and was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. This is also where most of her child hood revolved around, before her life took a different turn. Shafik schooled in London University at the Guy Medical and Dental school. Shafik Sachedina practiced medicine in the United Kingdom. Shafik Sachedina came to have interest in entrepreneurship where he applied his passion for entrepreneurship in the field of medicine.
Shafik Sachedina currently has the position of the leader of Jamati Institution which is a department of the Aga Khan based in France. Shafik has other responsibilities at the Ismaili Institution such as the running of activities within the sixteen subgroups of the Institution. Shafik Sachedina is responsible for interfacing programmes in the Aga Khan development network in the population of Ismaili’s in the central region of Asia. The work Shafik Sachedina does in Aga Khan and Jamati organizations are on a voluntary level as a way of paying back the community.
Shafik is a board member of the organization and also holds the post in the Ismaili Imamat as a member of Aga Khan development board members. In the Aiglemont organization, Shafik holds the capacity of chairman in the Humanitarian Assistance Committee. Dr. Sachedina has held the post of president for Ismaili Council based in the United Kingdom for two terms.
Dr. Sachedina was part of a delegation that spoke to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov and discussed the present situation in the middle east with a significant focus on Syria and Afghanistan. Shafik supported the move made by Russia to solve the differences and preach peace in the area peacefully. The problems that face Syria would need to be carefully sorted out through negotiation to resolve the Syrian crisis.
The Institute of Ismaili studies functions as an institute of research launched in London, the UK in 1977. The primary objective in the establishment of the institution was to develop a culture in Muslim societies through education. The Institution was to foster understanding with other religious associates. The institution offers programs in Ismaili studies.
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