Beat Burger graduated 1994 in economics from the University of Zurich. After his studies, he directly joined Burger & Sons, the cigar-business owned by the family. He started out in Miami developing the US-business for the group and supporting the tobacco purchasing in South America and Asia. At the end of 1997, Beat Burger returned to Switzerland and shortly thereafter became CEO of the family cigar business.
In 2007 Beat Burger became a Director of Golien.