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

16 clinics, situated in 10 locations, 200 co-workers 80 NHS and private clinics, situated in 50 counties, 800 co-workers 30 clinics, situated in 24 locations, 500 co-workers 5 clinics situated in 4 locations, 53 co-workers 30 clinics, situated in 25 locations, 600 co-workers 81 clinics, situated in 62 locations, 1300 co-workers 19 clinics, situated in 19 locations, 200 co-workers  


16 clinics, situated in 10 locations, 200 co-workers


30 clinics, situated in 24 locations, 500 co-workers


30 clinics, situated in 25 locations, 600 co-workers


80 NHS and private clinics, situated in 50 counties, 800 co-workers


5 clinics, situated in 4 locations, 35 co-workers


81 clinics, situated in 62 locations, 1300 co-workers


19 clinics, situated in 19 locations, 200 co-workers



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

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Daniel Fehr
Group Chief Financial Officer

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Lars Armbäck
Group Chief Dentists 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
Head of Procurement

Dominik Cajochen joined Colosseum Dental Group 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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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

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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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Jarno Huurinainen
Head of Finland

Jarno Huurinainen has a +10 years track record from sales and customer service from several industries. He joined Oral Hammaslääkärit 2014, and grew its clinic network into one leading European dental chain. In addition, Jarno has a strong technology and process experience, and he has been a key role in building the company’ss leading platforms and solutions for clinic management in Finland. Before Oral, he worked as a management consultant and sales management roles in several industries.

Jarno holds a Master of Science in industrial engineering and management (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland).

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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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