(May 2013 – May 2015)


Phil Clapp,
CEO of the UK Cinema Association

Senior Vice-President
Jean-Pierre Decrette,
Vice-President of the Fédération Nationale des Cinémas Français

Vice President
Kim Pedersen,
CEO of Danske Biografer

Vice President

Edna Epelbaum,
Association Cinématographique Suisse

Vice President

Dr. Matthias Leonardy,

Vice President 

Mario Mazzetti,
CEO of the Associazione Nazionale Esercenti Cinema


Jaime Tarrazon,
Federación de Cines de España

Executive Team

In 2011 UNIC relocated to Brussels and appointed a new executive team.

Laura Houlgatte, CEO

Laura joined UNIC in March 2015 as a European Affairs Executive and become CEO of the association in August 2017. Graduated from the Strasbourg Institute of Political Sciences, she lived in Ireland before moving to Brussels in 2011. She then worked for the British Council and the Federation of European Publishers. Laura is fluent in French, English and Spanish.


Guillaume Branders, Industry Relations and Research Manager

Guillaume joined UNIC in September 2014, following an internship with the organisation. He graduated in Political Science from the Free University of Brussels, with a major in International Relations. Guillaume speaks French, English and Spanish. During and after his studies he worked in a local cinema in Brussels and was responsible for screenings (from digital projection to server management).


Diana Stratan, Project Manager

Diana joined 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 organizing events. Diana is fluent in Romanian, English, Russian and Spanish, and is actively studying French.

Laure Galtier, Office Manager

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.