Colosseum Dental Group (“Colosseum”) has announced the appointment of Stefan Nilsson as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1st September 2018. Moreover, Daniel Fehr, previously Head Group Tax at Barry Callebaut, will join the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as of 1st June 2018.
Patrick De Maeseneire, Chairman of Colosseum Dental Group and CEO of Jacobs Holding AG, stated: “We are delighted to welcome Stefan Nilsson and Daniel Fehr to our leadership team. Both come with extensive experience from various industries, are recognized as strong people managers, and have proven themselves to work collaboratively with all stakeholders. We look forward to having them with us to take Colosseum Dental to its next level of development. Currently, we operate more than 260 clinics with over 1,000 dentists across Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Switzerland, Italy and Germany, with sales of EUR 450 million. We remain committed to further grow the company, both organically as well as through acquisitions.”
Stefan Nilsson, who holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from University of Rochester, began his career at Nestlé in 1997. In 2001, he assumed the role of factory manager of Nespresso, followed by various management roles within the group until he was appointed CEO Brazil for Nespresso in 2013. In 2015, Stefan joined GrandVision, a global leader in optical retailing, as Regional Director for Latin America and subsequently CEO of its Brazilian business. Stefan is 48 years old and a Swedish national.
Daniel Fehr spent almost 10 years at Barry Callebaut in various finance functions (group accounting, treasury & tax) in both Europe and Asia. In his last position, Daniel was the Head of Group Tax. Before joining Barry Callebaut, Daniel spent 8 years with PwC as accountant in Switzerland and the UK. He is 39 years old and a Swiss national.