Shaheena Ormerod-Sachedina joined the IIS in July 2012 as Communications and Resource Development Manager. Bringing over a decade of communications and marketing experience to the role, Shaheena is responsible for promoting the work of the IIS and overseeing key communications activities such as the IIS website, donor and stakeholder relations.
Shaheena is passionate about the role communications has to play in achieving the aims of an organisation and has developed and implemented marketing communications strategies to help many businesses and charities raise their profile and further their strategic goals.
Prior to joining the IIS,Shaheena worked as a communications consultant for charities such as the Alzheimer’s Society and Arthritis Research UK. She also worked as a Project Director at Forster (a communications agency aimed at promoting environmental and social change), where she worked with a cross-section of clients, with a particular emphasis on healthcare, corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
Shaheena has a great interest in writing and photography, contributing articles and photographs to the Ismaili UK magazine for a number of years and was Deputy Editor for the magazine in 2008 and 2009. In addition to this, she has written and published articles across a number of journals and industry specific magazines, including an articlepublished in the Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (JPRAS) on the influence of media on the perception of the plastic surgery.
Shaheena received a BSc in Psychology from University College London in 1999 and a CIPR Diploma in Public Relations in 2006. She also graduated from the Institute’s International Wazeen Training Programme in 2010.