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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.


Juan Antonio
Samaranch Jr (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


Joel Bouzou (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.


Viacheslav Aminov (RUS)


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

Languages Spoken: Russian, English.


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 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 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, the son of Alzhan. He has four grandchildren.

Languages Spoken: Kazakh, Russian, English.


Juan Manzo Oranegui (MEX)


Mr Manzo is also the President of the Mexican Modern Pentathlon Federation.

Languages Spoken: Spanish, English.

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 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”. She was elected Vice President of International Cheer Union (2010-2014-2018). She is currently member of the ASOIF Sports Development and Education Consultative Group.

Languages Spoken: Chinese, English.


John Helmick (USA)


Mr Helmick is the current Treasurer moving from Vice President, a positon 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.

Janusz Peciak (POL)


Mr Peciak was elected Sport Director 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 Degree in Physical Education in Warsaw.

Languages Spoken: Polish, English, Russian.


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 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 C.E.O. 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.

Andrejus Zadneprovskis (LTU)


Mr Zadneprovskis is a double Modern Pentathlon champion and has 2 Olympic medals to his name. Mr Zadneprovskis is married to the 2012 Olympic Champion Laura Asadauskaite.

Languages spoken: Lithuanian, Russian, English.

Viacheslav Malishev (GEO)


Dr. Viacheslav Malishev former pentathlete, USSR junior team member until 1991, Georgian team member 2004-2009. Masters's degree in social psychology, PhD in sociology, Master's degree in modern pentathlon coaching. Mr. VM has a wide range of business interests in fashion distribution, real estate, and restauration, with offices in Spain, Russia, China, and Georgia. Georgian modern pentathlon and triathlon national federation president since 2012. UIPM Business committee member 2008-2012, UIPM Sport For All commission member since 2013, UIPM Innovation commission member since 2017.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Russian, Georgian.

Natalja Ofitserova (BLR)


Dr. Natalja Ofitserova has been an UIPM Medical Committee member since 2000 before getting elected as the UIPM Medical Committee Chairperson in 2017. Dr. Natalja Ofitserova has an 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


Aya Medany (EGY)



Christian Roudaut (FRA)


As Chairman of the UIPM Coaches Committee, Mr Roudaut is also Chairman of the UIPM Instructor Group and National Sport 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: French and English.

Nundkishor Fakun (MRI)



Sangwoo Park (KOR)


Mr Sangwoo Park is President of Korea Modern Pentathlon Federation(KMPF) and also 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 Korea Olympic Committee.

Language spoken: Korean, English, Japanese.

Dmitry Svatkovsky (RUS)


Mr Svatkovsky is a current UIPM Executive Board Member and President of the European Confederation of Modern Pentathlon. Mr Svatkovsky is an accomplished Modern Pentathlete, holding many titles, most importantly he was the Olympic Champion at the Sydney 2000 Games. At present, he is the Minister of Investment Policy of Nizhny Novgorod (the Russian Federation).

Languages Spoken: Russian, English.

Robert Stull (USA)



Kitty Chiller (AUS)



Jorge Salas (ARG)


Mr Salas is a current UIPM Executive Board Member and President of the South America Modern Pentathlon Confederation (2008-2012). He was an Olympic competitior 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 Sport Confederation and Panathlon Buenos Aires. From 1992 he was President of Argentine Modern Pentathlon Federation.

Languages Spoken: Spanish, Italian, English.


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