After successfully completing her studies in International Economics, including a Master in Marketing and Communication, Italian-born Laura Burdese started her career in marketing at Beiersdorf. She then gained extensive experience in the beauty industry with brand management tenures at Beiersdorf and L’Oréal.
She joined The Swatch Group in 1999, holding different positions of increasing responsibility. In 2001 she was appointed Brand General Manager of Calvin Klein Watch+Jewelry. In 2006 she became Country General Manager for the Italian subsidiary of the Swatch Group. In addition to this role, in 2012 she was appointed President & CEO of ck Calvin Klein Watch+Jewelry Co. Ltd, the joint venture between Calvin Klein, Inc. and The Swatch Group based in Biel, Switzerland.
Laura Burdese joined LVMH in 2016 as President & CEO of Acqua di Parma. From 2017 to 2019 she was also Country General Manager for LVMH ITALY Parfums et Cosmetiques.