Craig Hatkoff, in 2010, created and now curates the annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards in collaboration with Harvard B-School Professor Clayton Christensen (with whom he is Co-founder of the Disruptor Foundation).
He is also co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival along with Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro. The largest film festival in North America, the festival was created immediately following the events of September 11th to help revitalize lower Manhattan. Craig is Chairman of Turtle Pond Publications LLC, a private entertainment and media-based company. He is on the Board of Directors of the Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, the Child Mind Institute, The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, The Wild Bird Fund and the Borough of Manhattan Community College Foundation.
Craig is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He is a Director of two NYSE companies, Taubman Centers Inc., and SL Green Realty Corporation. Also, he has co-authored with his young daughters a best-selling series of children’s books including the New York Times #1 best-selling Owen and Mzee. Craig graduated from Colgate University ’76 and received his MBA from Columbia University ’78, where he was an adjunct professor at the business school for five years.