Gaily starts as the new Managing Director after being the Deal Flow Manager of FiBAN since August 2018. Before FiBAN, she worked at Nordea for five years in various positions in Private Banking and financial crime due diligence. She has a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Turku and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Hanken School of Economics.

As FiBAN’s new Managing Director Gaily intends to modernize and develop the organization’s services together with its members, and provide them with increasingly powerful investment tools. As FiBAN’s tenth year of operations will begin later this year, the well-established organization is ready to reach a new level. “FiBAN’s members are a remarkable group of people, and it has grown into one of the leading business angel networks globally. As the world continually changes, it is vital that we evolve, as well. I am excited for what’s to come”, Gaily concludes.

“I am very glad that we immediately found a new Managing Director among our current employees. Amel knows FiBAN and its members well and can confidently step up to the challenge to successfully continue the development of our operations. She is a highly capable individual with managerial experience, so we look forward to a smooth transition and good start to the new season right after the summer holidays“, Janne Jormalainen, Chairman of the Board, says.

On the 5th of August, FiBAN’s previous Managing Director Reidar Wasenius starts a new project as Executive Director at Nasdaq listed Soprano Plc, the leading Nordic private training company. (See separate release at

Wasenius notes: ”FiBAN is a unique community. Its members are doing important work to enable a positive development of the Finnish economy in the future, as well. The broad and deep know-how accumulated by FiBAN is valuable and sought-after in many other countries, too. I am glad and proud to have participated in the development of such an inspiring organization.”

”During Reidar’s time, our operations have in many ways evolved to become increasingly systematic and professional”, Chairman Jormalainen thanks Wasenius.

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Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) is a network of private investors that enables a growing number of successful investments into unlisted potential growth companies. FiBAN provides its members with trainings, helps them skillfully make co-investments and brings together startups with suitable investors that can provide them with the capital and know-how they need. FiBAN is one of the largest and most active business angel networks in the world. In 2018, its 650 approved members invested a total of 36 million euros into 435 companies.