UIPM Executive Board extends Shiny Fang's mandate as Secretary General

The Executive Board (EB) of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (International Modern Pentathlon Union, UIPM) has decided to extend the mandate of Shiny Fang as Secretary General of the UIPM until the end of 2028, after taking up the post 12 years ago.

The UIPM Executive Board made the unanimous decision during a two-day meeting in Zhengzhou, China, during the UIPM 2024 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships. 

Shiny Fang has been managing the UIPM headquarters and leading the administrative team as Secretary General since the end of 2012. Her extended mandate includes the Los Angeles 2028 (LA28) Olympic cycle, where a transformed Modern Pentathlon with a new obstacle event will be presented to the world. 

UIPM President Klaus Schormann said: "The UIPM Executive Board, during its meeting at the World Championships in Zhengzhou, extended the contract of Secretary General Shiny Fang until the end of the 2028 cycle, based on her professional work since 2012. It is important to ensure good governance for the future of the UIPM, to have a consistent structure". 

UIPM Secretary General Shiny Fang commented: "The past 12 years have been very hard and tough, but rewarding and truly unforgettable! I believe that this mandate extension is not only for me, but also for the whole staff team behind me. Together with many stakeholders, we have overcome a lot, achieved a lot and created a lot, while still having to compromise and balance whenever necessary". 

At the end of her new contract, Shiny Fang will have served as UIPM Secretary General for 16 years. HOST CITY
At the end of her new contract, Shiny Fang will have served as UIPM Secretary General for 16 years. HOST CITY

"We have learnt the hard facts that the sport has faced and the organisation need to improve. There is never an easy solution to this fundamental challenge, but I'm sure that by working together we will always find a way". 

"I would like to thank the entire Executive Board, led by President Klaus Schormann, for their unconditional trust, and I was also touched by the words and recognition of the EB members. It means everything to me, as it does to the entire administrative team with whom I have had the privilege of working". 

"2024 is an unusual year, with some uncertainties added to our challenge, although with a rather complicated personal feeling, I choose to look at it differently and positively. With all challenges come opportunities and I see a wonderful future for the sport, not tomorrow, but today," concluded Fang.