Melissa Sonberg has enjoyed over three decades of international leadership success across a wide range of enterprises, always playing key roles at the heart of transformative change. Throughout her career and as a member of the C-suite, she has developed significant expertise in balancing excellence in operational execution with effective governance, amid multiple and complex stakeholder demands.
Her most significant operating executive role was as a founding member of the Aeroplan C-suite during its first decade as a public company. Leading the young and rapidly expanding company from carve-out to IPO, driving international expansion through M+A around the world, and spearheading the creation and launch of a new global brand provided a remarkable capstone to her executive journey.
Her current engagements, focused on Board-level leadership and independent advisory services, center on client-focused enterprises facing transformative market opportunities and significant execution challenges, often within highly regulated environments.
These mandates leverage her broad executive leadership experience delivering valued consumer services and deep expertise in stakeholder engagement, including global brand/reputation management, government affairs and corporate social responsibility. This expertise has been crafted upon a foundation of over 30 years of engagement and leadership of all aspects of human resources, corporate development and communications portfolios.