Sundren Govender, MD, CCFP


Physician-entrepreneur, Dr. Sundren Govender, earned an MBChB from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in 1997 and his CFPC Certification in Family Medicine in 2002. He has practiced Family and Emergency Medicine in both urban and rural communities in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada, and is currently a partner at Jubilee Physicians and a Transport Canada Medical Examiner in Victoria, British Columbia.

In addition, Dr. Govender serves as a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Family Medicine and is an examiner for the Medical Council of Canada as well as the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

His passion for practice efficiency and health innovation led to a synergistic partnership with Paul Lechner. They are both committed to enhancing the accessibility and efficiency of care through technology, with the goal of improving health outcomes.


Paul Lechner


As COO, Paul Lechner is responsible for driving the product direction, implementation and marketing strategy for Synaptek. Paul is a highly customer-centric executive with numerous successes in creating and growing market-leading products. His 20 years of technology industry experience spans the enterprise and consumer technology spectrum, ranging from banking & investment systems to consumer based utility and security solutions.

Paul earned a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of St. Thomas and holds product management and marketing certifications from the Association of International Product Managers and Marketers (AIPMM).

His passion for improving customer outcomes through technology resulted in a collaboration with Dr. Sundren Govender to revolutionize the Canadian medical technology communications industry with the launch of Synaptek.


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