UIPM Headquarters and Staff Team
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.
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”. As the elected Vice President of the International Cheer Union (2010-2014-2018), Shiny Fang was also the supervisor of Sports Presentation in different multi-sport Games. She is currently the ASOIF Sports Development and Education Consultative Group Member.
Valérie Russo (FRA)
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 government 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.
Alexandre França (BRA)
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 the 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 with Brazil Olympic Committee in project management and consulting. As our Operations Director Alex is responsible to run projects which support different UIPM areas such as development, competitions and educational.
Tamás Varga (HUN)
Tamás Varga is a former pentathlete, and a UIPM International Judge in UIPM major competitions and Olympic Games since 1996, being also a member of the UIPM Business Affairs Committee between 2008 and 2012. He has a diploma in Sport Management from Eötvös Lóránd University in Budapest and a large work experience in sports events worldwide. Other than performing as Competition Director in several Modern Pentathlon events, Tamás successfully managed and directed LOC accommodation and logistics areas in events such as Fencing and Canoe World Championships, as well as the 2015 Baku European Games.
As UIPM Competition Manager, he is responsible for all UIPM competitions and calendar, also acting as a coordinator of the Technical Committee and Equipment Commission.
Maxime Papillon (FRA)
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 UIPM development strategies.
Anfisa Kasyanova (BLR)
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 Master's 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.
Alexandra Sumina (RUS)
Alexandra performs duties as a Technical Assistant, coordinating the execution of the online UIPM courses for judges, maintaining and developing the UIPM Educational Platform, collecting the data of UIPM certified coaches and judges. Besides assistant’s tasks, she manages the UIPM official page in Russian social media “VK”, promoting the UIPM events and the Modern Pentathlon community. Gained a Masters in Sports Business Management from the International University of Monaco and experienced working for sport events in Russia and Monaco, Alexandra is assisting the organization of UIPM events and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Radka Zapletalova (CZE)
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 of 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 the competition.
Tamer Samy (EGY)
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.
Florent Boas (FRA)
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 in the preparation of all publications and constantly strives to improve the media and digital ecosystem of the UIPM. Florent holds an MSc. in Sports Business Management from the International University of Monaco. Before joining the UIPM, he has gained experience working for major international sports organizations and events in Monaco and abroad.
Alexandre Mauran (FRA)
Marketing and Branding Manager
Alexandre oversees all UIPM marketing and branding aspects having gained a Masters in Sport Management and work experience in the sports 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.
Roxane Hager (FRA)
Digital and Promotion Manager
Roxane is the "youngster" in UIPM Headquarters being our Digital & Promotion Manager. She is in charge of daily operations for our social media platforms and strives to bring new creative content to our community and fans. Graduate from an International Relations school in Lyon (France) with a broad spectrum of studies and a background focused on outdoor sports mass events, she’s a versatile person with a set target to observe, interact, and learn.
Jonathan Coates (GBR)
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.
Coralie Kreidel (GER)
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. Liaising 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 an 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.
Sofiya Popova (BUL)
Born in Bulgaria and based in France for 15 years, Sofiya has a large experience in the hospitality and event industry in Monaco. Sofiya’s role is to ensure the HQ function in an orderly manner, also assisting all departments in their specific needs. Her expertise in coordinating the executions of contracts and projects is essential to the smooth running of the office routine.
Leki Lai (CHN)
Executive Assistant to the Secretary General
Leki assists the administration works inside the UIPM and is the assistant of UIPM Secretary-General. Based in the 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 C
19 avenue des Castelans
Tel: +377 97 77 85 55
Fax: +377 97 77 85 50