R. Craig Bealmear

Craig Bealmear is currently the chief financial officer for BP’s Downstream North America Fuels Business, based in Chicago. In his current assignment, he is accountable for financial reporting and control, financial planning and performance management, IT&S and investment management as well as analytics for BP’s Fuels activities in North America. During his career with BP, Craig has lived and worked in Philadelphia, Dallas, Los Angeles and the United Kingdom.

Prior to this role, he has held a number of positions in both BP and ARCO including Deputy CFO Refining and Marketing, Fuels Value Chain Commercial vice president, chief financial officer for BP’s Midwest Downstream business, vice president for Process Fitness SAP Implementation, Downstream chief of staff, vice president of Strategy and Business Marketing (Business Marketing Strategic Performance Unit), vice president of Strategy for Strategic Accounts as well as vice president for the European Asphalt Business Unit. Prior to BP he worked for 3 years in the Treasury Department at Brown- Forman based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Craig is a dynamic business leader with a passion for building diverse and capable teams in both US and international settings. He is a strategic oriented executive that balances a focus on control and financial delivery with growth and a commercial mindset. He is very results oriented with a proven history of business performance delivery and growth across both manufacturing and customer facing businesses. Craig has led finance, commercial, and operational businesses in Refining, Convenience Retail, Industrial B2B and Share Service sectors generating between ~$50 million to over $1 billion in value. He was lead diverse teams from 50 to over 500 people and has a reputation for creating an energized, empowered, one team culture.

Craig is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Craig is recently married and he and his wife Alison Lupel currently live in Evanston, Illinois. He has one teenage son, and outside of work he enjoys biking, cooking and guitar. He is an avid reader and fan of major league baseball as well as college basketball.

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