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
twitter.com/LauraHoulgatte

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 Universit√© 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
twitter.com/GuillaumeCine

Project Manager

Diana Stratan

Diana joined the UNIC team in January 2016 as Project Manager. She holds a bachelor degree in Economic Sciences from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, and a joint Master of Arts degree in Contemporary European Studies from University of Bath, UK and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. Prior to joining UNIC she worked for different international NGOs in Brussels and was responsible for fundraising and organising events. Diana is fluent in Romanian, English, Russian and Spanish, and is actively studying French.

dstratan@unic-cinemas.org

Office Manager

Laure Galtier

Laure joined UNIC in January 2016 as a Part-Time Office Manager. She previously lived and worked in London in HR and Recruitment for 10 years. She holds a Master degree in International Relations from Strasbourg University. Previously an exchange student in Germany and Ireland for 2 years, she is fluent in French, English and German.

lgaltier@unic-cinemas.org