Volker E. Amelung was born in 1965. He studied Business Administration at the Universities of St. Gallen and Paris-Dauphine.
In 2001 Volker Amelung has been appointed professor at the Medical University of Hannover with focus on health management and international health services research.
Since 2007 Volker Amelung is also the president of the German Managed Care Association (BMC), Berlin
In 2011 he founded the private institute for applied health research (inav) in Berlin.