Born in 1967 in Bingöl. His father's name is Kemal, his mother's name is Fatma.

Bureaucrat; He graduated from Middle East Technical University Department of Public Administration with a first degree. He completed his master's degree in International Relations Department of Denver University in USA. He completed his doctorate at Bilkent University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration.

He started duty as a deputy planning expertise in the undersecretariat of the Prime Ministry State Planning Organization. Assigned to planning expertise. He worked as the general directorate of the State Planning Organization and affairs with the EU.

He is member of the the Ministry for EU Affairs,The Centre for Education Youth Programmes and board member of National Agency, ATAUM and Sumerhalı.

Bingöl in the 23rd and 24th terms, Diyarbakır in the 25th term and again Bingöl in the 26th term was elected a deputy.

23. term in member of Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was Chairman of the Turkish Group. He was appointed Minister of State in the 60th Government and Minister of Development in the 61st and 62nd Governments. Yilmaz, who served as Deputy Prime Minister in the 63rd Government, was again Minister of Development in the 64th Government.

Yilmaz, who was a member of MKYK in the 2nd Extraordinary Congress held on May 22, 2016, was then appointed as the Chairman of Publicity and Media Headship.

He was again elected to the MKYK in the 3rd Extraordinary Congress held on 21 May 2017.

Yilmaz speaks English very well. He is married and has two children.