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Executive Board

Mandate years 2021-2024


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 in 1946

In position since: 1993



Juan Antonio Samaranch (ESP)


Mr. Samaranch has held the position of First Vice President since 1996 and has been a member of the UIPM Board since 1984. Mr. Samaranch was the IOC Vice-President until 2020 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 in 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 in 1955

In position since: 2012



Viacheslav Aminov (RUS)


Mr. Aminov is a professional lawyer, who graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Currently, he is the co-owner of "TransService" Ltd. Mr. Aminov is the President of the Russian Modern Pentathlon Federation (RMPF).

Languages Spoken: Russian, English

Born in 1959

In position since: 2012



Sharif El Erian, OLY (EGY)


Mr. El Erian has been a national team athlete and a Champion for Africa and Egypt in 3 different sports; Modern Pentathlon, Fencing, and Shooting, from 1984-1992. He competed in the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympic Games in Modern Pentathlon. He has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from American University in Cairo where he is currently the Sports Director. He has also a Masters in Olympic Studies from the International Olympic Academy. Mr. El Erian is currently the President of the Egyptian Modern Pentathlon Federation, Secretary-General of the Egyptian National Olympic Committee, and President of the Egyptian Olympians Association. 

Languages Spoken: Arabic, English

Born in 1970

In position since: 2021



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 in 1956

In position since: 2016


Shiny Fang (CHN)


Shiny Fang, a former athlete in 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 the 2010 Asian Games (2009-2010), she was awarded “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 in 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 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 the Chief Executive Officer of a property refurbishment and sales company and currently sits on the Board of Directors of several companies.

Languages Spoken: English

Born in 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 in 1977 and 1981. He also served as Vice President for the 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 in 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 from 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 from 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 in 1946

In position since: 2012


Andrejus Zadneprovskis, OLY (LTU)


Andrejus Zadneprovskis is a former pentathlete in 4 Olympic Games, with a silver medal in Athens in 2004 and a bronze medal in 2008 in 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 in 1974

In position since: 2012


Viacheslav Malyshev (GEO)


Dr. Viacheslav Malyshev 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 modern pentathlon coaching, as well as a Ph.D. in sociology. Dr. Malishev has a wide range of business interests in fashion distribution and real estate. He has been the President of the Georgian Modern Pentathlon and Triathlon Federation since 2012; UIPM Business Committee member 2008-2012, UIPM Innovation Commission member 2017-2021, UIPM Sport For All Commission member since 2013, and UIPM TV Commission member since 2021.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Russian, Georgian

Born in 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, and coordinating the organization of medical support for major sporting events as well as anti-doping activities. She took part in five editions of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games as a 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 in 1961

In position since: 2016



Yasser Hefny, OLY (EGY)


Yasser Hefny started Modern Pentathlon in 2002 and during his career claimed the titles of Youth World Champion, Military World Champion, and twice Team Senior World Champion. He represented Egypt in the 2012 London Olympic Games and was awarded the first-class medal of honor in sports by the Egyptian President three times besides the prize of sports innovation from the Egyptian Olympic Committee in 2020. Mr. Hefny has a degree in Trade Logistics and international Transport Management and is a Board Member of the Zohour Sporting Club (2021-2025).

Languages Spoken: Arabic and English

Born in 1989

In position since: 2021


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 in 1961

In position since: 2016



Seidou Sylvestre Zaré (BUR)


Mr. Seidou Sylvestre ZARE is the President of the Burkina Faso Modern Pentathlon Federation and president of the West African Federations of Modern Pentathlon. He is a former athlete (400m & 800m), a former volleyball player at the international level, a former coach in both disciplines and a regional sports director for more than 25 years. He has been active in the Modern Pentathlon since 2012 and was the CAPM Vice President in charge of Development from 2016 to 2021.

Language Spoken: French

Born in 1954

In position since: 2021



Hyunjun Kim (KOR)


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

Languages Spoken: Korean, English

Born in 1968

In position since: 2021



Tatiana Ardabyeva (RUS)


Tatiana Ardabyeva was a member of the UIPM Information and Media Committee from 1993 to and from 2000 a member of the UIPM Culture and Education Commission. From 2004 to 2021 Mrs. Ardabyeva served as Secretary-General of the European Confederation of Modern Pentathlon (ECMP), and in 2021 she became the President of ECMP. She has extensive professional experience in sports international relations being PA of UIPMB President from 1988 to 1993; Director of International Relations in the Bid Committee Moscow 2012, and Sochi 2014; and Director of International Relations Sochi 2014 OCOG from 2007 to 2009. Since 2011 she is the Secretary-General of the Russian Modern Pentathlon Federation.

Language Spoken: Russian, English, French

Born in 1950

In position since: 2021


Robert Stull, OLY (USA)


Rob Stull is a four-time 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 in 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 Australian 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 from 2008 to 2022 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 in 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 the Argentine Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Federation, and co-founder of the South American Modern Pentathlon Confederation. At present, he is a member of the Argentine Olympic Committee, the Argentine Sports Confederation, and Panathlon Buenos Aires. From 1992 he was President of the Argentina Modern Pentathlon Federation.

Languages Spoken: Spanish, Italian, English

Born in 1947

In position since: 2008


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