Chi Hong (Sam) Wong was born in Hong Kong SAR, China, on May 25, 1962. He married Carol Lu in July 1983. They are the parents of four children.
He received both a bachelor of science degree in accounting and an associate of science degree in computer science from Brigham Young University–Hawaii. In 2008 he received his MBA from the Hong Kong Open University.
Since joining the Church in 1982, he has served in numerous Church callings, including ward financial clerk, ward clerk, Sunday School president, Young Men president, counselor in a bishopric, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, and stake president.
At the time of his call, Elder Chi Hong (Sam) Wong had been serving as a member of the Eighth Quorum of the Seventy in the Asia Area. He served as a member of the Asia Area Presidency and later as president of the Canada Vancouver Mission. He is currently serving as First Counselor in the North America Central Area Presidency.
He was the founder and partner of a business and quality consulting company. Prior to this, he worked many years at a materials testing and inspection group, where he began as a senior accountant and left the company as a deputy managing director.