JOSEPH EBATA is the President/CEO of Bervidson Retail Group, Nigeria’s premier Retail consulting, training, coaching and development Group that includes Bervidson Consulting, DMSRetail West Africa, Retail Academy (Nigeria premier retail school) and Retail Info ( – Nigeria’s premier online retail news & information portal). He is the Convener of The Retail Leaders Conference.

Joseph consult, train, coach and provide support to leading organizations and businesses in Nigeria in key focus areas of retail: sales growth, service excellence, effective leadership, operations and strategy development. He is a Director at Vidora Luxury Limited, a luxury and lifestyle goods company.

He was a former COO of 3DIM , a full Marketing Services support to discerning and leading brands, former AGM and Regional Business Controller at Intercontinental Bank Plc with expertise in retail, operations, commercial and oil & gas banking and former Lecturer at Bendel State University (now Ambrose Alli University).

He holds a B.Sc. Economics from Bendel State University (now Ambrose Alli University) graduating as the “Best Graduating Student in the Department of Economics”, and the “Best Graduating Student Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences”. He also holds a M.Sc. Economics from the University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School.

Joseph is a certified management development trainer, Centre for Management Development (CMD) and member Nigeria Council of Management Development. He is also a certified member of the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CIPN).


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