Rodial , Founder
Maria Hatzistefanis founded her groundbreaking skincare group Rodial in 1999 by identifying a niche for treatments targeted to specific skin concerns. With a growing global beauty empire, her results-oriented products excite with evocative tongue-in-cheek names such as Dragon’s Blood and Snake Serum.
Maria has become a respected and sought-after opinion-leader. Her point of view attracts followers both online and off, and she is increasingly in demand to speak at fashion, business and digital conferences, with recent appearances at London’s Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, as well as Web Summit, Fashion Tech Forum and WWD Digital.
She is also known for her mentoring and entrepreneurial guidance, where most recently she was a judge for the BFC Vogue Fashion Fund. Her career has included guest appearances as a mentor on US fashion series, Project Runway: Fashion Startup, and as a guest mentor at the Project Runway: All Stars in 2017.
Maria is a patron of the British Fashion Council and is heavily involved in working alongside the BFC to support and promote young, emerging talent and promoting British fashion.