Shafik Sachedina is a businessman in the healthcare industry who lives in London. He was born and raised in Dar Salaam, Tanzania. He grew up in an orphanage and moved to the United Kingdom when he was 18 years old. He attended Guy Medical Hospital which is a medical college located in London. He then attended the London Dental School and became a dental surgeon. He worked in several hospitals in the UK before deciding to become an entrepreneur in the healthcare field.
In 1985, Shafik Sachedina co-founded Sussex Healthcare. His company provides services to people who can no longer take care of themselves. It has 20 homes where it provides its services and its residents are people who are elderly or developmentally challenged. He says that they take their responsibilities very seriously at this company and offer things such as nursing care on a 24-hour basis.
Shafik Sachedina says that it is vital that care for the people staying at Sussex Healthcare facilities is more than just physically taking care of them. People have other needs as well such as being mentally stimulated and having opportunities to socialize with friends and family. He says that when a new patient arrives they receive a complete assessment to figure out exactly what services they need. This includes all of their needs such as physically, socially, emotionally, and any rehabilitative services they require.
He had co-founded this company along with a business partner, Shiraz Boghani. Boghani comes from a background of being an accountant and operating a hospitality company. He brought this experience to Sussex Healthcare while Shafik Sachedina brought his extensive experience in healthcare field. They are both still involved with this company as its co-chairmen of the board of directors.
Outside of his work, Shafik Sachedina is highly involved in the Ismaili community. He has a leading role at the Aga Khan Developments Network where he is on their committee. He has also served two terms as the president of the UK’s Ismaili Council where he sets the overall agenda of this organization.
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