Otso Lahtinen

CEO at Geobear

Otso Lahtinen is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Geobear. He is responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s long term strategy. He has ultimate responsibility for all day to day management decisions and for implementing long and short term plans.

Otso has 18 years of experience in the geo-polymer injection business, both from the IPR licensing and the EPC contracting perspectives. During his tenure as CEO, the business has expanded its contracting operations directly to Sweden, Poland, China and the Baltic States. He has negotiated large IPR licensing and technical services contracts in 12 countries, and has participated in numerous IPR enforcement lawsuits on multiple continents.

Otso’s father Timo Lahtinen created the global IPR licensing business around geopolymer injection and trained Otso since the age of twelve until his retirement from operative business in 2013. It is Otso’s mission to lead the Geobear growth towards becoming the world’s most compelling ground improvement contractor, and he strives to raise the standard for the Geobear team to truly serve its customers with excellence. Before commencing the CEO role in the family business, Otso worked in a publicly listed management consulting firm. achieving the fastest promotion in company’s history, and in a leading European marketing agency, opening up their business in Germany.

Otso attended Aalto-University School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland, studying administration and accounting. He has also completed the Tony Robbins Mastery University, and frequently challenges himself in triathlons or similar extreme sports events.



Bachelors in Business Management

Aalto University, Finland

2009 – 2015





Dec 2017 – Present

London, United Kingdom



Uretek Worldwide

Nov 2013 – Dec 2017

Helsinki, Finland


Board Member

Uretek Worldwide

Feb 2010 – Nov 2017


Group Vice President

Uretek Worldwide

Skelmesdale, United Kingdom


Director of Licensing

Uretek Worldwide

Feb 2012 – Sep 2012

Skelmersdale, United Kingdom


Business Development Manager

Uretek Worldwide

Aug 2011- Jan 2012


Account Manager

Phenomena Group Oy

Aug 2010 – Aug 2011


Junior Project Manager

Trainers´ House

Nov 2009 – Jun 2010