Dr. Akbar began his professional career in Oil and Gas Exploration Services, his major role there was to provide HSE advice, conduct accident investigation and train senior level staff. He had worked at leading Health and Safety institute as a Chief Examiner in India and later moved on to large number of HSE Training & Consultancy Services where he has been working as an Associate Consultant.
Dr. Akbar's career continued with Mitchell Drilling International as HSE Engineer and he went on to become a HSE Advisor. Dr. Akbar has been a member of various professional bodies like Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), International Institution of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM), Energy Institute (EI), Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), and also a registered Chartered Engineer.
Dr. Akbar has Co-authored a text book on "Natural Resources & Environmental Management Systems", and has published over dozen research papers in various journals.