JOSEPH EBATA is the President of Bervidson Group, a retail & brand consulting, training, coaching and development. He is the Convener of preeminent retail industry conferences such as The Retail Leaders Conference, The Retail Roundtable and Retail & SME Startup Conference; Promoter of the Retail Academy and Retail Info; and Founder of Retail Association of Nigeria (RAN).
Bervidson collaborates with key international institutions like the United States Department of Agriculture – USDA/FAS, Commercial Service (CS) of the U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), Retail Association of Nigeria (RAN) and the National Association of Supermarket Operators of Nigeria (NASON) etc. to develop and facilitate programs. He is a regular conference speaker and commentator on retail issues in Nigeria.
He consult, train, coach and provides development support to leading organizations and businesses in Nigeria and Ghana. He is a Director at Vidora Luxury Limited, a luxury and lifestyle goods company.
He was a former COO of 3DIM, a marketing services, former AGM and Regional Business Controller at Intercontinental Bank Plc and former Lecturer at Bendel State University (now Ambrose Alli University).
Joseph holds a B.Sc. Economics from Bendel State University and a M.Sc. Economics from the University of Lagos. He was the “Best Graduating Student in the Department of Economics”, and “Best Graduating Student Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences” He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School.
Joseph is a certified management development trainer, Centre for Management Development (CMD) – a member Nigeria Council of Management Development. He is also a certified member of the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CIPN).