He started his business career as a Manufacturing and Productivity Specialist in the US at Nautilus Foods in 2001. After his overseas experience, he returned to Türkiye and started to work at Koç Group as a Human Resources Assistant Specialist in 2003. He continued his work experience as Human Resources Specialist (2004 - 2005), Audit and Senior Audit Manager (2005 – 2009), System Development and Human Resources Manager between (2009 – 2010), System Development and Human Resources Coordinator (2010 – 2014), Human Resources Director (2014 – 2021), Human Resources and Industrial Relations President (2021 – 2022) at Koç Holding.

Since April 2022, he has been working as the Tourism, Food and Retailing Group President at Koç Holding.

At the same time, he is the Chairman of the Executive Board at Koç Pension and Support Fund Foundation, Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TİSK), Turkish Employers' Association of Metal Industries (MESS) and MESS Education Associations (MEV) and Member of Board at Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR).

Mr. Akkol graduated from Istanbul Technical University as an Industrial Engineer. He earned an Executive MBA degree from Koç University in 2011. He completed the Global Executive MBA program of Columbia Business School & London Business School in 2018. During his professional business life, he successfully graduated from Executive and Leadership Development Program of Harvard Business School and Columbia University.