Taylan Türkölmez was born in Istanbul in 1969. He graduated from the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University. Türkölmez received his master's degree from Marmara University Institute of Banking and Insurance. He began his career at Yapı Kredi Emeklilik in 1991. He was promoted to chief financial officer in 2006 and appointed as general manager and board member in 2009. Following the acquisition of Yapı Kredi Emeklilik by Allianz in 2013, Türkölmez continued his role as general manager of the renamed Allianz Yaşam ve Emeklilik. In 2015, Türkölmez role was expanded to general manager of Allianz Yaşam ve Emeklilik. He continues to serve as general manager and board member at both companies.
In addition to this post, Taylan Türkölmez holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pension Monitoring Center and Turkish Insurance Institute as well as Member of Life and Pension Executive Board of Insurance Association of Turkey.