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UIPM Headquarters and Staff Team



The Headquarters of UIPM, managed by Secretary General Mrs Shiny Fang, is located in the Principality of Monaco. The office has been in Monaco since 1998. Prior to this the office was located in Denmark and Sweden.

The UIPM team consists of a group of professionals based at Headquarters and in other parts of the world working together to carry out the daily functions of UIPM.


                                                            UIPM HQ Structure

Shiny Fang


Shiny Fang, former athlete of Synchronizing swimming and Gymnastics Aerobics, head coach, international judge, professor of Sun Yat-Sen University (1999-2006), and chief instructor for a series of educational programs. She has been involved in sports industry and international relations since 2004, and part time responsible for UIPM International Affairs since 2008. As Vice Competition Manager for 2008 Olympic Games (2007-2008), and Competition Manager for 2010 Asian Games (2009-2010), she has been awarded as “Excellence of the Year”, “Organizing Proficient” and “Young Expert of Administration”. As the elected Vice President of International Cheer Union (2010-2014-2018), Shiny Fang was also supervisor of Sports Presentation in different multi-sport Games. She is currently the ASOIF Sports Development and Education Consultative Group Member.

Valérie Russo

Finance Director

Valérie is in charge of the UIPM Headquarters Administration, Finances and Human Resources. She is managing the Finances from budgeting to accounting for all UIPM activities. She also acts as the primary contact for National Federations, Committees and other international sports organizations as well as for local governmental authorities and partners in Monaco. Valérie has been an athlete in windsurfing before completing her studies at the University of Paris XI with a diploma in “Business & Administrations Management”. Subsequently she worked in the marine industry and for other sports organizations before joining the UIPM.

Philipp Waeffler, OLY

Sports Director | University Project Manager

Philipp has a pedagogical degree in teaching, a post-graduate specialization in secondary school education, and a post-graduate diploma in sport management and coaching. He has worked as a teacher, as coach and team manager in professional sports as well as in the private industry, specialized in international project management.

Philipp was an elite Pentathlete and competed at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and several major championships for Switzerland. For the last 10 years he has been working as a National Team coach for Canada and Great Britain. His athletes competed in the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and recent 2012 London Olympic Games. Within the UIPM he is now working as the Sports Director and is also coordinating the university projects.

Maxime Papillon

Development Manager

Maxime is responsible for all UIPM development programs such as the World School Biathlon, Biathle, Triathle and Tetrathlon. He leads on the creation of the practice manuals used by actual and new NFs, Confederations and Local Organisers. He is also taking care of Coaches certificates project and UIPM Instructor Groups regarding to UIPM development strategies.

Alexandre França

Operations Director

Alexandre França has been coaching Brazil National Team in the three last editions of the Olympic Games. He has degrees in Military Sciences and Physical Education, with a Master in Military Operations as well as a Ph. D. in Biochemistry of Exercise. Other than his experience in Modern Pentathlon he has been in Army for more than 20 years acting mainly as a Chief Financial Officer and as a Professor. After to conclude IOC Advanced Sports Management Course, in the last years he has also worked closely to Brazil Olympic Committee in projects management and consulting. As our Operations Director Alex is responsible to run projects which supports different UIPM areas such as development, competitions and educational.

Tamer Samy

IT Manager

Based in Egypt, Tamer is responsible for the Information and Technology of UIPM. He is also responsible for the Competition Management System, UIPM Results System, UIPM Event Organization System, part of targets on site service, athletes database and World Rankings.

Coralie Kreidel

Administration & Logistics Manager

As Office & Logistic Manager Coralie performs duties during the competitions including the coordination of equipment shipments, financing and the organisation of travel, accommodation and transportation for all UIPM family. Liasing with the Local Organising Committees, Coralie also provides protocol guidance for special guests in competitions. At the office, she works to ensure the headquarters function in a orderly manner, also assisting all departments in their specific needs. Coralie worked for UIPM from 2008 to 2011 and after some experience in other sports organisations is back to the UIPM family.

Florent Boas

Media Operations Manager

Florent is the central representative for all media related operations from strategic conception to reporting. Onsite, he coordinates all media/press operations and stakeholders and makes sure that the UIPM visual guidelines are respected and consistent throughout events. Florent takes part into the preparation of all publications and constantly strives to improve the media and digital ecosystem of the UIPM. Florent holds a MSc. in Sport Business Management from the International University of Monaco. Before joining the UIPM, he has gained experience working for major international sport organizations and events in Monaco and abroad.

Radka Zapletalova

Anti-Doping and Para-Project Manager

Radka’s duties for UIPM are for matters relating to the UIPM Anti-Doping programme. Based in Czech Republic, she is the liaison for the athletes in the UIPM Registered Testing Pool, administrator for the ADAMs (The Anti-Doping Administration & Management System developed by WADA) including results, reports, data and mission management, and ensures the Anti-Doping Education section of the UIPM website has available all the information necessary for education in the prevention of doping, management of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and links to the latest news, information and documentation relating to WADA. Radka also takes care of the Para-Pentathlon project which consists in ensuring that the UIPM abides by the IPC Rules and Regulations as well as developing and promoting the practice of UIPM para-sports from grassroots to competition.

Jonathan Coates


Based in Scotland, "Jon" is a communications professional who previously spent 17 years working as a sports journalist in the UK, Australia and Ireland. He works in a consultancy capacity for UIPM covering all areas of print and digital content and advising on public relations and media management.

Alexandre Mauran

Marketing and Branding Manager 

Alexandre oversees all UIPM marketing and branding aspects having gained a Masters in Sport Management and work experience in the sport industry. Based in France and working as a consultant, he is in charge of developing and executing marketing strategies and tactics for each UIPM sport designed to reach internal and external stakeholders. On the events side he is responsible for UIPM visual guidelines and marketing guidelines and the preparation of competition branding.

Anfisa Kasyanova

Development Assistant

As UIPM Development Assistant Anfisa is in charge of UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour and Biathle/Triathle National Tour, communicating with organizers and assisting them in all aspects of preparations and staging tours. Besides development competitions Anfisa contributes to UIPM promotional projects. Now based in Greece, Anfisa is a former pentathlete competing for the national team of Belarus. She has a Masters degree in “Olympic education, organization and management of Olympic events” at the International Olympic Academy and has a range of sports management experience from working at the National Federations of Belarus and Georgia as well as the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Leki Lai

Administration Assistant

Leki assists the administration works inside the UIPM and is the assistant of UIPM Secretary General. Based in USA, she is also working on international events registrations, accreditation, travel chart, accommodation and transportation arrangement, and assists the UIPM Headquarters colleagues for any particular work internally.



For all general enquiries, please email:

UIPM – Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne

Stade Louis II, Entrée E

13 avenue des Castelans

MC-98000 Monaco

Tel: +377 97 77 85 55

Fax: +377 97 77 85 50

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