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The Bervidson Group faculty is made up of distinguished regional and international thought and practice leaders with a combined experience of over 200 years.

JOSEPH EBATA is the President and Chief Executives Officer of the Bervidson Group, a leading retail & brand consultancy, training and development Group.

He is the convaner of the Retail Leaders Conference.

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GLORIA EBATA is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Vidora Gioielleria, a Luxury and Lifestyle Goods Company. Gloria is also the Vice President of the Bervidson Group.

She was formerly an executive director of Polo Limited.

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SOLOMON ITEGBOJE is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The BOSS Group. He was previously the Country Head/Director of Marketing of Coca-Cola Hellenic for Nigeria. Solomon has more than 27 years' experience in Sales, Marketing and Strategic Management.

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CHARLES IMUZEZE is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Gr8 Measures Media Network.

He has over 15 years in the marketing communications industry and is versed in media planning, strategy, buying, control & compliance.

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The DMSRetail West Africa faculty of the Bervidson Group is supported by our International Partner's faculty- DMS Retai Inc:

MATT PARMAKS is the executive vice President and co-founder of DMSRetail Inc.

He is the author of numerous books and articles in Retail Performance and Managerial Productivity. Matt is a great story teller with years of retail and related experience.

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SCOTT MICHELSEN is a vice President of DMSRetail Inc.

He has over 25 years of experience in retail sales, sales management and store operations at various positions from regional management to National management.

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DIANNE MIETHNER is a vice President of DMSRetail Inc.

She has over 20 years of experience in retail operations at various positions from store and regional management to operations management at the National leve

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ERIC RICHARDS is an enthusiastic, charismatic and engaging speaker.

He spearheads DMSRetail Inc. efforts to ensure that participants are able to take what they have learned back to the people they need to share with.

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Retail verticals we serve


Convenience Retail

Fashion and Apparel

Pharmacies and Health

Lifestyle and Furniture

Gifts and Homewares

Wine and Liquor

Telecoms and IT services

Consumer Electronics


Petroleum Retail

Pet Businesses

Sports & Outdoors

Delicatessens and Candy

Salons & Spas

Other Retail Stores



Current news
TRLC 2016

The Retail Leaders Conference’, with the theme, ‘Unlocking retail potential for survival, growth and sustainability’, some stakeholders noted that the calculation of the rent in dollars had become a challenge for them due to the current economic realities.

TRLC 2016

The Retail Leaders Conference took place at Eko Hotel & Suite on Thursday, June 16, 2016. The event brought together the stakeholders in retail business in Nigeria.