Hans T. Boom was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on July 13, 1963. He married Ariena Johanna Broekzitter in 1984. They are the parents of three children.
He received a degree in administration from Mavo Hoge Vught in 1980. He worked as secretary to the principal of Markenhage College in 1986 and recruiter for Franchise Development Benelux in 1995.
He has served in many Church callings, including full-time missionary in the England London East Mission, counselor in a branch presidency, branch president, stake Young Men president, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, and Area Seventy in the Europe Area.
At the time of his call, Elder Hans T. Boom had been serving as a temple ordinance worker for The Hague Netherlands Temple and as an institute teacher. He currently serves as First Counselor in the Europe East Area. At the time of his call as a General Authority, he worked as a sales manager for MacLean Agencies.