Ömer Erdem was born in Eskişehir, Türkiye in 1971. He earned a Tourism and Hotel Management degree from Bilkent University, Ankara, in 1994. He started to work at a family company in the media distribution industry. In 2002, he was appointed as the general manager of the distribution channel of Ciner Media. In 2011, he became an executive board member and the general manager of Çukurova Group, Turkmedya. He founded and, since 2011, serves as the chairman of Lift Content Factory, a regional media partner of UK-based independent publishing company Haymarket.
He is the publisher of Turkish editions of Campaign magazine and Autocar, the oldest car magazine in the world. Ömer is a car and motorsport enthusiast. He has several Turkish Championship titles in Circuit races and Rallying. He is a classic car and game-gadget-diecast collector. He is also an olive oil expert and owner of a historic olive oil mill in Burhaniye.
He is married to Leyla and the proud father of his sons Pars and Ateş. He is living in İstanbul with his family.