Board of Directors
Özgür Burak Akkol
Mr. Akkol was graduated from Istanbul Technical University as an Industrial Engineer. Later on, he earned an Executive MBA degree from Koç University in 2011. Also, he completed Global Executive MBA program of Columbia Business School & London Business School in 2018. During his professional business life, he was successfully graduated in Executive and Leadership Development Program from Harvard Business School and Columbia University. He started his business career in the US at Nautilus Foods as a Manufacturing and Productivity Specialist in 2001. After his overseas experience, he returned to Turkey and started working at Koç Group as a Human Resource Assistant Specialist in 2003. He then worked as Human Resource Specialist between 2004 and 2005, Audit and Senior Audit Manager between 2005 and 2009. Mr. Akkol worked as a System Development and Human Resource Manager between 2009 and 2010, System Development and Human Resource Coordinator between 2010 and 2014. Since April 2014, he has been working as a Human Resources Director at Koç Holding. At the same time, he is the Chairman of the Executive Board at Koç Pension and Support Fund Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Koç Group Sports Club, Executive Board Member at Otokoç Automotive and Türk Traktör.
He is President at Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TİSK). He is President at Turkish Employers’ Association of Metal Industries (MESS). He is fluent in English.
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