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Four signs your employer is going down the drain

Tue, 2014-07-15 16:51

When Jonathan Cutler joined eToys in the summer of 1999, he thought he might be at the company forever.

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Appointments to VIA Rail Canada

Wed, 2014-06-25 11:29

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointments of Ms. Melissa Sonberg of Montreal, and Ms. Deborah Robinson, of Toronto, to the board of directors of VIA Rail Canada, each for a three-year term.

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Mattel to Buy Mega Bloks

Fri, 2014-02-28 14:34

Mattel has made a friendly takeover offer for Montreal-based toy maker Mega Brands Inc., which has the world’s No. 2 line of construction sets after Lego. Desautels Executive in Residence Melissa Sonberg comments on the takeover.  

Watch full interview: Global Montreal, February 28, 2014 

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Melissa Sonberg

Melissa Sonberg
Executive in Residence, Organizational Behaviour

DIVERSITY 50 - Canadian Board Diversity Council, Canada
Senior Human Resources Professional, Human Resources Professional Association, Canada
Certified Corporate Director, Institute of Corporate Directors, Canada
Master's, Health Administration, University of Ottawa, Canada                                  
BSc, Psychology, McGill University, Canada

Organizational Behaviour
Email Address: 
melissa [dot] sonberg [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Melissa Sonberg has enjoyed 30 years of leadership experience across a broad range of business, not-for-profit and academic environments. Three decades of increasing responsibility in highly integrated leadership roles leading to over a decade as a Corporate Officer and member of the C-suite leading a young and rapidly expanding public company, has resulted in a highly skilled executive, adept at navigating through the intricacies of effective governance and balancing multiple stakeholder demands.  Upon her recent retirement from Aimia, she has taken on several Board appointments and is currently Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University.

Areas of Expertise: 
  • HR & Communications
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Board Governance

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