Anyone who thinks that they are ready to sit in the captain’s seat or have their hand on the wheel should take a look at the life and times of one Shafik Sachedina. He is a master at what he does, whether he chooses to work within the field of dentistry, the business world, or through philanthropic institutions. Of course, these kinds of accomplishments do not just happen over night. And in the case of Sachedina, his adventures put other climbs to the top to shame.
It’s kind of inspiring to think about how one can go from continent to continent doing good just by making the right moves, but that kind of explains the good doctor in a nutshell. His tale begins in Tanzania, and it only takes 25 years for things to get interesting as he graduates from Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School, University of London. That says he is smart and knows what he want from his time spent on earth dealing with others. But, who could have known that he would end where he remains these days, which is on top of the mountain.
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Surely, one of the stepping stones from here to there is his involvement with Sussex Healthcare being the co-founder of the company, which operates homes units for those in need. Perhaps, the medical training from dental school opened a door to healthcare in general that now lets waters in from the flood gates of charity to his life of righteousness. This would partially explain how he can handle his responsibilities as department head for the Jamati Institutions at the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan.
That particular institution happens to be located in France. And, there is a lot to do in the service of his highness, indeed. That is why Sachedina oversees the coordination of activity and the progams of more 16 different locations focused on the welfare of the Ismaili community. All of this volunteer service is on top of his working with programs for the Aga Khan Development Network. These networks help Ismaili people in Central Asia.
So whether it is practicing as a Certified medical professional, a savvy yet caring businessman, or a miracle making philanthropic maverick, Shafik Sachedina goes beyond being a “Jack of all trades”. He is more like an overachieving dream machine stuck in full throttle. One thing for sure, the world of business, healthcare and members of the Ismaili nation are all better for having him on the team.
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