AboutExecutive team

Executive team

CEO

Laura Houlgatte

Laura joined UNIC in March 2015 as a European Affairs Executive and was appointed CEO in August 2017. A graduate of the Strasbourg Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po), she worked for the Red Helmets charity in Paris and French Embassy in Dublin before moving to Brussels in 2011. She then worked for the British Council and the Federation of European Publishers. Laura topped Celluloid Junkie's list of the Top 50 Women in Global Cinema in 2020 and featured on Politico's list of Women who Shape Brussels in 2018. A French national, Laura speaks English and Spanish fluently, as well as basic Dutch.

lhoulgatte@unic-cinemas.org
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Senior Industry Relations Manager

Guillaume Branders

Guillaume joined UNIC in September 2014, following an internship with the organisation. He graduated in Political Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), with a major in International Relations. During and after his studies he worked in a local cinema in Brussels and was responsible for screenings, from selling tickets to managing digital cinema equipment. Guillaume is a Board member of the European Digital Cinema Forum (EDCF). He speaks French, English and Spanish.

gbranders@unic-cinemas.org
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Project Manager

Laure Galtier

Laure joined UNIC in January 2016 as a part-time Office Manager and became full-time Project Manager in August 2022. She previously lived in London for 10 years where she worked in HR and Recruitment. She holds a Master degree in International Relations from Strasbourg University and also lived and studied in Germany and Ireland. A dual French and Swiss national, she is fluent in French, English and German.

lgaltier@unic-cinemas.org

Intern

Eleni Valnari

Eleni joined UNIC in April 2022 as an intern. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Byzantine Archaeology & Art from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. Prior to joining UNIC she worked as an office administrative assistant and as an EU Public Affairs consultant at a Law Firm. She is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in EU Public Affairs and Communication in Brussels. Eleni speaks Greek and English and is actively learning French.

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