Elías Bendodo Benasayag was born in Málaga on August 18, 1974. He holds a degree in Law from the University of Málaga, an MBA in Management and Business Administration (ESESA), a Masters in Senior Management of Leading Businesses and in Senior Management of Social Institutions (IESE).
In the private sector, he has worked as a lawyer and as an insurance agent for Grupo Asegurador Sudamérica – Le Mans, Seguros U.A.P. – Ibérica, Seguros Ital – Iberia, Aurora Polar and Iberia Seguros.
In the Málaga Town Hall, he has held the post of Director-Manager of District 5, Delegate Councillor of Puerto de la Torre, Carretera de Cádiz and Ciudad Jardín, and Delegate Deputy Mayor of Tourism, Sports and Youth Affairs.
He is currently President of the Provincial Council of Málaga and of the Tourist Board of Málaga. He is also a member of the Ciedes Foundation.