Juan Elegido was born in Madrid, Spain and has lived in Nigeria since 1977. He has a licentiate degree in Law from the Universidad Central de Madrid, Spain and a doctorate in Law from the Universidad de Navarra, also in Spain. He worked as a business consultant in his home country and taught Jurisprudence and Tax Law in Nigeria before becoming one of the foundation staff of Lagos Business School in 1991. He has functioned as Director of Programmes and Dean in LBS and is currently a Professor of Business Ethics and the Vice Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University.
He has been an active participant in the Nigerian Economic Summit meetings since their inception and was the chairman of the Human Capital and Quality of Life Workgroup in Summit No. 9. He was also a resource person to the Vision 2010 Committee and serves as director or chairman in several organisations.