He was born in İstanbul in 7th July 1965. He was graduated from Trakya University Construction Department. He got into business opening Construction and Undertaking Company in 1989. In 1994, the firm has institutionalized and now, it continues to its activities as Akarsu Group.

The company is in many business departments such as; Shell, Total, fuel oil dealer and also construction market. Erdal Akarsu served as Press Agent and General Secretary of Çanakkale Dardanel Sports. Between 2010 and 2011 he was the chairman of Çanakkale Lions Club Association, between 2011 and 2013, he was chairman of Educational Foundation of Çanakkale Spastic Defective Children, between 2012 and 2014, he was chairman of Çanakkale Contractors’ Union Association and between 2009 and 2013 he served as vice chairman of Çanakkale Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

 Also, he has been selected as chairman of Çanakkale Industrialists and Businessmen Association and he carry on this position. As of 2015, he is vice chairman of South Marmara Federation of Industry and Business Federastion. In 1997, he married Şebnem Akarsu. He knows English and he has two children.