Who we are

We want to provide modern, quality dentistry services for the benefit of patients, dentists, employees and shareholders, striving for continuous growth and excellence.

Our model is built on strong country organisations in the regions where we operate. We use a leadership model where our country managers are trusted to make good decisions that benefits both the Group and our local clinics. Our central operation supports local dental chains with leadership and operational knowledge and are a facilitator for successful collaboration between countries. We have extensive experience from investing in EMEA countries and a strong buying organisation to support new ventures.

Our beneficiary owner is Jacobs Foundation, one of the world’s leading charitable foundations dedicated to child and youth development.

Our vision and values

We strive to become a European leader in dentistry, thanks to an innovative model based on strong local platforms. As a value-driven Group, we are guided by six basic principles reflecting a commitment to quality dental care.



We love and understand dentistry. Passion for dental care and the best patient experience is at the heart of how we operate.


Our greatest strength is our people. We recruit and retain talent by allowing them to grow, providing training opportunities and rewarding them for their contributions.


We always think in a business like manner and strive to provide the best results in an efficient, professional and cost effective way, taking personal ownership.

Continuous improvement

We aspire to be the best in class and continuously look for new ways to improve and remain ahead of our competitors.


Common sense, sense of urgency and a pragmatic approach is important to us.


We believe in working together as one team, using open and informal communication. We will be judged by the quality of our team.

Where we are

We are presently operating in eight European countries

18 clinics in 13 locations, 104 chairs 79 NHS and private clinics in 47 locations, 279 chairs 32 clinics in  25 locations, 352 chairs 6 clinics in 4 locations, 37 chairs 38 clinics in 32 locations, 359 chairs 74 clinics in 42 locations, 369 chairs 17 clinics in 17 locations, 100 chairs 15 clinics partially in approval process


18 clinics in 13 locations, 104 chairs


32 clinics in 25 locations, 352 chairs


38 clinics in 32 locations, 359 chairs


79 NHS and private clinics in 47 locations, 279 chairs


6 clinics in 4 locations, 37 chairs


74 clinics in 42 locations, 369 chairs


17 clinics in 17 locations, 100 chairs


15 clinics partially in approval process

Colosseum Dental Group is headed by an experienced and devoted team with state-of-the-art dentistry at the heart of their interest.

Stefan Nilsson
Group Chief Executive Officer

Stefan Nilsson joined in 2018.

He 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 holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from University of Rochester.

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Daniel Fehr
Group Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Fehr joined in 2018.

He spent 10 years with Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa, another portfolio company of Jacobs Holding. Daniel served in various finance leadership positions, most recently as Head of Group Tax. While at Barry Callebaut, he also built and led the regional treasury and tax function in Malaysia and Singapore, respectively. Previous to his work at Barry Callebaut, Daniel was with PwC for 8 years, working for the Swiss and the UK firm in their assurance and advisory services.

Daniel is a Swiss Chartered Accountant and a Swiss Certified Trustee.

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Lars Armbäck
Group Chief Dentist Officer

Lars Armbäck joined in 2011.

He has 30+ years dentistry experience as a GP, and for the past six years as a dentist at Colosseum Smile’s clinics in Malmö, Sweden. Lars has been odontologically responsible for three Colosseum Smile clinics with a focus on best practices, dentist development and quality assurance. Previous experience includes 10 years advising the Swedish Social Insurance agency teaching at a dental school (and coordinating clinical trials.

Lars has a special interest in prosthetics, implants, quality, treatment strategy, and best practices concepts.

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Dominik Cajochen
Group Head of Procurement

Dominik Cajochen joined in 2017.

Dominik has a strong background in global Strategic Sourcing, Transformation, Source to Pay and Business Services including previous roles of global Head of Procurement Operations at SABMiller, Director of Corporate Initiatives at Sony Music and Purchasing Group Manager at Procter & Gamble.

Dominik holds a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the Graduate Institute of Geneva.

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Bianca Vögeli
Group Head of Business Development

Bianca Vögeli joined in 2018.

She joined from Heritage B, a conglomerate with business interests in kitchen and bathroom solutions as well as stainless steel containers, where she headed their strategy and business development function. In this role, she was also responsible for setting up a new business unit in the US. Prior to Heritage B, she was a manager in PwC’s M&A practice in Switzerland.

She is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration of the University of St Gallen.

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Ragnhild Hauge Waters
Head of Norway

Ragnhild Hauge Waters joined in 2010.

Prior to joining the Colosseum Group Ragnhild held a variety of positions in general management and HR. Past experience includes international sales at Helly Hansen, HR management at Peterson Linerboard (pulp and paper industry) as well as being the CEO of a rehabilitation company. Furthermore, Ragnhild has worked as a business consultant for ten years, successfully driving a variety of projects ranging from turn around cases to management for hire assignments in a broad range of industries. Ragnhild has a deep understanding of HR and is highly passionate about the engagement of people throughout the organisation.

Ragnhild holds an MBA from University of Karlstad/BI, Oslo Business School.

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Fabio Boscolo
Head of Italy

Fabio founded OdontoSalute in 2008 and has been running the company since.

He started his first clinic in 2008 and has over the last ten years built up a leading, Italian clinic chain with close to 40 owned and franchised clinics.  Fabio built-up an advanced production system, allowing OdontoSalute to compete succesfully  in the Italian market.

Fabio is a dentist by training, but also holds a SDA from Bocconi.

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Philip Buergin
Head of UK

Philip Buergin joined Colosseum Dental UK Ltd as its CEO in July 2018.

Prior to joining Colosseum, Philip worked at Jacobs Holding AG – Colosseum’s controlling shareholder – as Head of Value Creation, driving alignment on Jacobs’ agenda with its portfolio companies. During this time, he was closely engaged in Jacobs’ efforts to create the pan-European leader in dental care.

Philip started his career at Goldman Sachs and worked at Bain & Company for 6 years, ultimately as Project Manager.

He holds a Master’s degree from University of St. Gallen and an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School, and graduated from Harvard’s “Program for Leadership Development”.

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Jürg Trepp
Head of Switzerland

Bio to follow.

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Pål Mørkved
Head of Denmark

Pål Mørkved joined in June 2012.

Prior to joining the Colosseum Group, Pål worked for five years as CFO for a Scandinavian chain of private hospitals/clinics. Pål has also worked as a business consultant for about 10 years, focusing on finance and accounting in several industries. This includes working for Deloitte, Andersen, Norsk Lotteridrift ASA and Teres Medical Group AS.

Pål holds a degree in Master of Science in Business from Nord University in Bodø.

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Malin Schmidt
Head of Sweden

Malin Schmidt joined as CEO of Smile Tandvård in February 2017.

Prior to joining Colosseum Smile Group, Malin held various managerial positions within education for the past 13 years. For 10 years Malin worked for the EF Education group, building chains of school networks in China, Indonesia and Russia. Her focus has always been on growth, expansion strategy as well as sales, marketing and HR. Before entering education Malin started out as a management consultant for a smaller boutique firm in Sweden.

Malin holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Gothenburg School of Economics in Sweden.

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Jarkko Jokinen
Head of Finland

Jarkko Jokinen has an MBA in social and health management and studies on general management in the Tampere University of Applied Sciences and on marketing in Henley Business School. Jarkko has an extensive management experience in the field of private health care services and the pharmaceutical industry. Jarkko joined Oral Hammaslääkärit as COO in the beginning of April from the position of Commercial Director for Scandinavia and the Baltics in GlaxoSmithKline. During his career he has worked as CEO of Pihlajalinna Dextra Fertility Clinic and the Director of the company´s private health care services and insurance business. He holds also various chairs in the Board of Directors of diverse health care companies.

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Thomas Bäumer
Head of Germany

Thomas Bäumer has been working with Jacobs AG since 2007, when he acted as CEO of TUJA Zeitarbeit GmbH, and joined as CEO of Colosseum Germany in 2018.

Prior to joining Colosseum, Thomas held various managerial positions. He served as the CEO of Adecco Operations Germany from 2014 to 2016. He is on the supervisory board of various companies.

In the charitable field, Thomas Bäumer is involved as a sponsor and member of the board of trustees of the association Roter Keil, which fights against child prostitution. In addition, Bäumer is chairman of the Betriebsarztzentrum Münster e. V.

In 2016, Thomas Bäumer was honored with the Federal Cross of Merit on the ribbon for his involvement in the temporary employment industry as well as for his social and social commitment.

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Board of directors

Patrick De Maeseneire
Chairman of the Board

Patrick De Maeseneire, born in 1957 in Belgium, joined Jacobs Holding AG in November 2015 as Chief Executive Officer. Besides his function as CEO he also serves as chairman of our portfolio company, Barry Callebaut AG and as member of the Board of Ahold Delhaize, a Dutch-Belgian international food retailer.

Prior to joining Jacobs Holding AG, Patrick was CEO of Adecco S.A., the largest staffing company in the world, and also Barry Callebaut AG. Under his leadership, Barry Callebaut started its successful global expansion, which ultimately turned it into the global leader in chocolate and cocoa.  He started his career at Arthur Andersen Consulting followed by executive positions at Wang, Apple Computer and Sun International.

Patrick holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Engineering from the Solvay Business School of Brussels University (VUB), and a special license in marketing management from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium. Patrick also completed studies in Business Management at the London Business School and INSEAD.

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Philippe Jacobs

Philippe Jacobs has been an investment director at Aalto Invest focusing on the firm’s public equity investments and previously worked at the Global Industrials Group in the Investment Banking Division of Royal Bank of Scotland and also at UBS AG in London and Zurich.

Philippe holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Imperial College Business School in Britain and Bachelor of Arts HSG in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen. In addition, he has completed a course at the FESCO International Training Center in Shanghai in Chinese language and culture.

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