JOSEPH EBATA is the Founder and President of Bervidson Group, the premier retail and brand consulting, training and development group in Nigeria. He is the convener of The Retail Leaders Conference and President of Retail Academy. He is Nigeria’s foremost retail expert, transformation leader and the Founder of Retail Association of Nigeria (RAN).
Joseph consults, train, coach and provides development support to leading organizations and businesses in West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana. He is a regular conference speaker and commentator on retail issues in Nigeria.
Joseph’s pioneering work in the Nigerian retail industry through his retail industry specific consulting, training and development group as well as his ability to organise together the otherwise fragment retail industry in Nigeria through the convocation of The Retail Leaders Conference in 2014 and as an annual conference since then and the subsequent formation of the Retail Association of Nigeria (RAN) remains major landmarks and legacies in the history of the development of the Nigerian retail industry.
Joseph is also the CEO of Bhosting Solutions, a leading web hosting solutions company devoted to supporting individuals and organisations take their businesses online. He is the Chairman Vidora Luxury Limited, a leading luxury and lifestyle goods company and the Chairman of Valustrat Plc, a Data Services and Management, Property Services, Financial Services, and Project Management company. He is a Council member of the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), leading global expert network that provides independent consulting services to business professionals worldwide.
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).