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Laura Otterpohl

Due Diligence Analyst


Laura Otterpohl is a forensic accountant, due diligence analyst, and founder of Lohtsman, based in Chengdu City, Sichuan, China. Otterpohl started Lohtsman in 2016 to help multinational companies establish successful businesses in China. Specializing in fraud investigation, she assists foreign companies with background checks and enhanced due diligence on Chinese business partners.

Before starting her own company, Otterpohl worked within Price Waterhouse and Coopers (PwC) China’s Forensic Services, managing anti-corruption and corporate intelligence. She has overseen hundreds of cases, providing clients with fraud investigation support to manage regulatory compliance, minimize acquisition and merger risks, and pursue strategic opportunities.

Otterpohl is a certified fraud examiner (CFE) and member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She has spoken about due diligence and risk management at academic institutions and commercial organizations in China and abroad.

Otterpohl is also a founding partner of LaoMei, a Shanghai-based boutique management consulting firm. Also, she’s the founder of China Deals Infobase, which provides business news, analysis, and research on China-Israel deals.

Otterpohl earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in international communications at The American University of Paris. She received her master’s degree in forensic accounting at Florida Atlantic University.

Born in Nashville, Tenn., Otterpohl has lived in France, Israel, and China since 2001. She speaks English, French, and Mandarin.

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