Dato’ P’ng Soo Hong

Vice President, First Solar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Renewable Energy 100 (RE 100), Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), Strategic Sourcing APAC)


DATO’ P’NG SOO HONG (Dato’ P’ng) is the Vice President at First Solar Malaysia Sdn Bhd. He oversees the company’s overall strategic direction and is responsible for the company’s Supply Chain performance, EHS, Quality & Reliability, Human Resources, Finance, IT and Operations.

He joined First Solar in October 2008. Prior to First Solar, he was attached to Intel Corporation and had served the company for 17 years after graduating from university. While at Intel, he had the opportunity to lead several major functions, which include Operation Management, Manufacturing System/Process, and Supply Chain Management development. He was the General Manager for Intel’s largest Assembly-Test Chipset Operation in Chengdu, China, from 2004 to 2007. It was also the company which he helped start-up. After his assignment there, he was relocated to Intel’s 300mm Fab in Arizona.