Benjamin M. Z. Tai was born in Hong Kong on May 20, 1972. He married Naomi Toma in 1995. They are the parents of six children.
He received a bachelor of science degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University and a master of business administration degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
He has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Australia Melbourne Mission, branch president, district executive secretary, Sunday School teacher, counselor in a district presidency, and district president.
At the time of his call, Elder Benjamin M. Z. Tai had been serving as an Area Seventy and a member of the Eighth Quorum of the Seventy in the Asia Area. At Church headquarters he has served as an area assistant in the North America Southeast Area and is currently serving as an assistant executive director of the Missionary Department.
He has worked in the investment banking and real estate development industries.