Born in in Düzce/Akçakoca in 1977, Burhan Özdemir completed his primary and secondary education in Akçakoca. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from Dumlupınar University and completed his post graduate studies in Structural Engineering at The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology/England. He published technical articles in the field of advanced structure technologies throughout his post graduate studies. He developed a method which increases earthquake resistance on a special type of cement for the first time . This study was published in 2002 France International Concrete Restoration and Repair Conference and was awarded by English Institution of Structural Engineers.
He worked at the Nuclear Energy/England department of Jacobs Engineering which is one of the known technical consultancy companies in America, between 2002 and 2005. He was involved in construction and implementation projects of BNFL (British Nuclear Fuel Limited) institution.
He managed project works of Highway and Railway public institutions in England at Mouchel which is the leading company in transportation sector in England, in 2005-2006. He worked at Campbell Reith Hill company between 2006 and 2008 and participated in the management of Integrated Health Facilities Public-Private Partnership and Urban Transformation Projects.
He returned Turkey at the beginning of 2008 and founded OPTIMAL. OPTIMAL provides Project management and consultancy services for investments, such as education buildings, public buildings, residence, office, hotel, Shopping Center, pharmaceutical plants, industrial plants and infrastructure on a national and international level. OPTIMAL also has participations in companies which develop their own investment projects in various sectors.
Member of the Board of Directors of MUSIAD, Burhan Özdemir is the Chairman of Strategic Sectors and Policies Commission. He was also the Chairman of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Construction Contracting Committee during the 2014-2018 period.
Burhan Özdemir who has good knowledge of English is married and has three children.