ប៉ែន-សុវណ្ណ (កើតនៅថ្ងៃ១៥ មេសា ១៩៣៦ នៅ ភូមិចានទាប ឃុំសំរោង ស្រុកត្រាំប្រាក់ ខេត្តតាកែវ កម្ពុជា) គឺជាអតីតនាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីទីមួយ នៃរបបសាធារណរដ្ឋប្រជាមានិតកម្ពុជាដែលបង្កើតឡើងដោយក្រុងហាណូយ។ លោកបានបម្រើការចាប់ពី ថ្ងៃ ២៧ មិថុនា ១៩៨១ រហូតដល់ថ្ងៃ ៥ ធ្នូ ១៩៨១។ ហើយលោកធ្លាប់ជាលេខានៃបក្សបដិវត្តន៍ប្រជាជនកម្ពុជា (ប.ប.ប.ក.) ចាប់ពីឆ្នាំ១៩៧៩ ដល់ ថ្ងៃ ៥ ធ្នូ ១៩៨១។ បបបកគឺដើមឡើយជាបក្សម៉ាក្ស-លេនីននិយម។ ក្បត់យួន
Pen Sovan was born into an ethnic Vietnamese family in Takeo. He first joined the Khmer Issarak at the age of 13 in 1949 and fought against the French. Two years later, Sovan joined the Indochinese Communist Party where he first met Ta Mok. Sovan supported the Khmer Rouge during the 1970-1973 civil war against the Khmer Republic and he worked along with Chan Si under Khieu Thirith, in charge of the Voice of the United National Front of Kampuchea. From 1973 to 1979, Sovan lived in exile in Hanoi.
Sovan was a founding leader of Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation (KUFNS or FUNSK) on November 25, 1978. He served as Secretary-General of the Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party from January 5, 1979  to 1 December 1981, when he was replaced by Heng Samrin following his removal from office by the Vietnamese.
Sovan was arrested on December 2, 1981 for irritating Le Duc Tho, chief Vietnamese advisor to the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation (FUNSK) and the People's Republic of Kampuchea (PRK). He was released from Vietnam's prison on January 25, 1992, after he served over 10 years. Sovan explained his long ordeal in prison: "When I wanted to create our own army of five regiments, the Vietnamese didn't agree and Le Duc Tho went to the USSR to complain."
- បញ្ជីរាយនាម នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីកម្ពុជា
- Communist Party of Kampuchea
- Autobiography of Pen Sovann and the Fundamental Reason of Cambodia
- Scalapino, Robert A.; Wanadi, Jusuf; Economic, political, and security issues in Southeast Asia in the 1980s, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 1982, ISBN 0912966521
Pol Pot as Prime Minister in 1979
|Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Kampuchea
|Party political offices|
|First Secretary of the Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party
1979 – 1981
|General Secretary of the Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party