November 30, 2019

Former Aeroplan Executive Melissa Sonberg Joins Legal-Tech Company Athennian


Melissa Sonberg

CALGARY, Alberta, November 6, 2019 ( - Athennian, a global leader in cloud-based legal entity management software, is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Sonberg, ICD.D, to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Sonberg currently serves on the boards of Hydro One Ltd., Exchange Income Corporation, Canadian Professional Sales Association, Group Touchette, and Women in Capital Markets. Previous directorships include MD Financial Holdings, Inc., Rideau, Inc., Via Rail Canada, Equitas-International Centre for Human Rights, University of Ottawa's International Advisory Board and the McGill University Health Centre.

"It's exciting to be involved with a company that is innovating technology for corporate governance and compliance," says Ms. Sonberg.

Ms. Sonberg was a founding executive of Aeroplan, following its carve-out from Air Canada, where she supported international expansion. During her tenure at Aeroplan and its parent company AIMIA Inc., Ms. Sonberg was Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs and Senior Vice President, Global Brands, Communications and External Affairs from 2001 to 2013.

Ms. Sonberg is currently an Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management and focuses her time on board and independent advisory appointments with organizations operating in highly regulated environments.

"We are thrilled to welcome Melissa to the board of Athennian," says Athennian CEO Adrian Camara. "Melissa brings a wealth of executive management and enterprise governance experience combined with an entrepreneurial spirit. We are privileged to have her guidance as Athennian scales."​​​

About Athennian is the market-leading legal entity management cloud platform for law firms and in-house corporate teams. Integrating entity data management, document assembly, eSign, org charts, and e-file, Athennian is selected by leading law firms and corporate legal and tax teams to scale legal entity governance. Athennian offers rapid migration services for customers from any legacy database including ALF, CorpLink, EnAct, GlobalAct, EnGlobe, FastCompany, Corporate Focus, Blueprint (Diligent Entities), GEMS, hCue, Effacts and more. ​