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Executive Board

Mandate years 2016-2020


Dr. h.c. Klaus Schormann (GER)


Dr h.c. Klaus Schormann has been the President of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon (UIPM) since 1993. This position was jointly held with the President of the International Biathlon Union until 1998 when the two sports separated into self-governing bodies. Within the international Olympic movement, Dr h.c. Schormann has been a member and coordinator of the IOC’s working groups on Culture and Olympic Education since 1994.

Languages Spoken: German, English

Born on 17 July, 1946

In position since: 1993



Juan Antonio Samaranch (ESP)


Mr. Samaranch has held the position of First Vice President from 1996-2012 and has been a member of the UIPM Board since 1984. Mr. Samaranch is the IOC Vice-President since 2016 and is a Member of the Spanish Olympic Committee. Mr. Samaranch has extensive professional experience in the financial sector and is the Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of GBS Finanzas, SA. He also has several Directorships in a range of organizations.

Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, Italian, French, Catalan

Born on 1 November, 1959

In position since: 1996



Joël Bouzou, OLY (FRA)


Mr. Bouzou was the UIPM Secretary General for 15 years before being elected as UIPM Vice President. He is a highly accomplished and respected Pentathlete having competed in 4 consecutive Olympic Games (1980, 84, 88, 92) receiving a bronze medal in the 84 teams event and was crowned Modern Pentathlon World Champion in 1987. Mr. Bouzou holds a Diploma in Sports Law and Economics from the University of Limoges (FRA). He is President of the World Olympians Association (WOA) and Peace & Sport and is the current Sports Advisor for HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Languages Spoken: French, English

Born on 30 October, 1955

In position since: 2012



Viacheslav Aminov (RUS)


Mr. Aminov is a lawyer by profession, graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Currently, he is the co-owner of "NefteTransService" Ltd., the major partner of the JSC Russian Railways. Mr. Aminov is the President of the Russian Modern Pentathlon Federation (RMPF), Vice-President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and Vice President of the Summer Olympic Sports Association of Russia.

Languages Spoken: Russian, English

Born on 10 June, 1959

In position since: 2011



Berik Imashev (KAZ)


Mr. Imashev is the Vice- President of UIPM since 2016 and President of the Kazakhstan Federation of Modern Pentathlon since 2010. Also, Mr. Imashev is an Executive Board member of the Kazakhstan Olympic Committee. From 2011 till 2016 was the Vice-president of the Asian Confederation of Modern Pentathlon. Currently, Mr. Imashev is a Chairman of the Central Election Commission Republic of Kazakhstan, statesman, and politician. He was also elected as Vice-President of the National Paralympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2019. He was born on June 7, 1960, in Almaty to a family of academic lawyers. Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. He is a lawyer, Candidate of Legal Sciences. Together with his wife Leyla, raised three children: the daughters Aida and Adia, and the son Alzhan. He has four grandchildren.

Languages Spoken: Kazakh, Russian, English

Born on 7 June, 1960

In position since: 2016



Juan Manzo Orañegui (MEX)


Juan Manzo is a former pentathlete working as a Modern Pentathlon coach, judge, and speaker since 1982. Juan had several positions in the Modern Pentathlon Federation of Mexico being its President since 2004. He was also the President of the Norceca Confederation in the period 2012-2016. Mr. Manzo is currently a member of the Executive Board both of the Mexican Olympic Committee and Mexican Sports Confederation as well as a Senior Lecturer at the National Coaches School.

Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Born on 24 February, 1956

In position since: 2016


Shiny Fang (CHN)


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 the sports industry and international relations since 2004, and part-time responsible for UIPM International Affairs since 2008. As Vice Competition Manager for the 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”. She was elected Vice President of the International Cheer Union (2010-2014-2018). She is currently a member of the ASOIF Sports Development and Education Consultative Group.

Languages Spoken: Chinese, English

Born on 19 April, 1976

In position since: 2012



John Helmick (USA)


Mr. Helmick is the current Treasurer moving from Vice President, a position he held since 2000. Mr. Helmick has been involved in Modern Pentathlon first as an athlete competing from 1976-1982, then in various roles within UIPM since 1993. Mr. Helmick provides invaluable experience in UIPM relationships with sponsors and event hospitality. Professionally, Mr. Helmick is Chief Executive Officer of a property refurbishment and sales company and currently sits in the Board of Directors of several companies.

Languages Spoken: English

Born on 10 Jan, 1959

In position since: 2012


Janusz Peciak, OLY (POL)


Mr. Peciak was elected Member for Sport during Congress in Buenos Aires. He was Olympic Champion in 1976 in Montreal and many times World Champion individual and team. He participated in 10 Olympics as an athlete and coach. He was elected twice as the best athlete in Poland among all sports 1977 and 1981. He also served as Vice President for Polish Olympic Committee 1984-1986. Janusz Peciak holds a Diploma of Master's Degree in Physical Education in Warsaw.

Languages Spoken: Polish, English, Russian

Born on 9 February, 1949

In position since: 2012



Martin Dawe (GBR)


Mr. Dawe has been involved with Modern Pentathlon since 1962 originally as a competitor. He was Team Manager of the Great Britain Team at the Seoul, Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games. His first UIPM role was election to the Marketing Committee 1994 to 1996. He was also a Member of the Executive Board for Marketing 2000 - 2008. He has been Vice Chairman of Pentathlon GB since 1996 and N.O.C. Member since 1998; He was a Member of the British Olympic Association Executive Board 2010 - 2012. Professionally, Mr. Dawe is CEO of his own branding company with clients that include Coca-Cola, 3M, Heinz, and Marks & Spencer. He is also a Board Director of 4 other organizations.

Languages Spoken: English

Born on 28 March, 1946

In position since: 2012


Andrejus Zadneprovskis, OLY (LTU)


Andrejus Zadneprovskis is a former pentathlete with participation in 4 Olympic Games, with a silver medal in Athens 2004 and a bronze medal in 2008 (Beijing). Mr. Zadneprovskis has a degree in Law and is currently also the Vice-President of the Lithuanian Federation of Modern Pentathlon.

Languages spoken: Lithuanian, Russian, English.

Born on 31 August, 1974

In position since: 2012


Viacheslav Malishev (GEO)


Dr. Viacheslav Malishev is a former pentathlete. He was a member of both the USSR junior team until 1991 and the Georgian team from 2004 to 2009. He holds Master's degrees in social psychology and in modern pentathlon coaching, as well as a Ph.D. in sociology. Dr. Malishev has a wide range of business interests in fashion distribution, real estate and restauration, with offices in Spain, Russia, China, and Georgia. He is the President of Georgian Modern Pentathlon and Triathlon Federation since 2012; UIPM Business Committee member 2008-2012, UIPM Sport For All Commission member since 2013 and UIPM Innovation Commission member since 2017.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Russian, Georgian

Born on 16 September, 1970

In position since: 2016


Natalja Ofitserova (BLR)


Dr. Natalja Ofitserova has been a UIPM Medical Committee member since 2000 before getting elected as the UIPM Medical Committee Chairperson in 2017. Dr. Natalja Ofitserova has extensive professional experience, working with National Teams, coordinating the organization of medical support for major sporting events as well as anti-doping activities. She took part in the five summer and winter Olympic Games as an Olympic Team physician (2004 - 2012), Head of the National Olympic medical team (2006), Head of the National Olympic anti-doping team (2008) and UIPM Medical Supervisor (2016).

Languages spoken: Belarussian, Russian, English, Polish

Born on 8 February, 1961

In position since: 2016


Aya Medany, OLY (EGY)


Aya Medany is a former pentathlete and has been started Modern Pentathlon in 1997. She has competed in three Olympic Games (Athens, Beijing and London) being the youngest woman in the history of the Games to qualify for pentathlon at the age of 14. Aya won several medals in her international career including gold, silver and bronze medals in World Cups as well as Youth, Junior and Senior World Championships. She is a member of the IOC Athletes Commission and currently is an assistant teacher at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.

Languages spoken: Arabic and English

Born on 20 November, 1988

In position since: 2016


Christian Roudaut (FRA)


As Chairman of the UIPM Coaches Committee, Mr. Roudaut is also Chairman of the UIPM Instructor Group and National Sports Director of the French Modern Pentathlon Federation. He has worked as head coach of the French men's and women's modern pentathlon teams and the British national team. As one of the founders of the UIPM Instructor Group, he has been dedicated in recent years to UIPM sport development around the world along with other committed coaches. Mr. Roudaut worked closely with the UIPM development department to create the first UIPM Coaches Certification Programme in 2016.

Languages spoken: French, Spanish and English

Born on 24 April, 1961

In position since: 2016


Nundkishor Fakun (MRI)


Born on 28 April, 1952

In position since: 2016


Sangwoo Park (KOR)


Mr. Sangwoo Park is President of the Korea Modern Pentathlon Federation(KMPF) and also the Asian Modern Pentathlon Confederation(AMPC). He is CEO of the Korea Land & Housing Corporation(LH), the largest state-owned enterprise in Korea. He is also a board member of the Korea Olympic Committee.

Languages spoken: Korean, English, Japanese

Born on 2 May, 1961

In position since: 2016


Robert Stull, OLY (USA)


Rob Stull is a four-times USA Olympian in Modern Pentathlon and Fencing and also a former member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Executive board. Currently, Rob is holding the position of Vice Chairman in the USOC Athletes Committee and Executive Director and CEO of USA Pentathlon.

Language Spoken: English

Born on 5 September, 1960

In position since: 2016


Kitty Chiller, OLY (AUS)


Kitty Chiller has been involved with Modern Pentathlon for almost 4 decades, having started as one of the first-ever female international athletes in 1982. Kitty was a member of the inaugural UIPM Athlete’s Commission and she competed in the first-ever Olympic MP event for women in her home Olympic Games in Sydney 2000. She was also Team Coach for the Australia male MP team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Kitty has remained the driving force behind MP in Australia since her retirement as an athlete; she has been President of the Australian NF since 2008 and also President of the Oceania Confederation since 2017. Kitty also has a long association with the Olympic movement; having been Media Director for the Australian Olympic Team at the 1988 Seoul Games; Deputy Chef de Mission in London 2012 and she was the first-ever female Chef de Mission for the Australian Team in Rio 2016. Kitty has been an Executive Member of the Australian NOC since 2013.

Languages Spoken: English and French

Born on 2 October, 1964

In position since: 2016


Jorge Salas, OLY (ARG)


Mr. Salas is a current UIPM Executive Board Member and President of the South America Modern Pentathlon Confederation. He was an Olympic competitor in Biathlon, founder of Argentine Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Federation and Co-founder of South American Modern Pentathlon Confederation. At present, he is a member of the Argentine Olympic Committee, Argentine Sports Confederation and Panathlon Buenos Aires. From 1992 he was President of Argentine Modern Pentathlon Federation.

Languages Spoken: Spanish, Italian, English

Born on 27 August, 1947

In position since: 2008



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