Wong – an audit and advisory partner at Ernst & Young in Hong Kong – will become its next vice president from May next year, following a vote at a council meeting last weekend.
He will follow on from Jonathan Beckerlegge who will rise to deputy president.
Meanwhile, current deputy George Auger will take over the ACCA presidency from Moyra Kedslie, also in May.
A spokesman for the institute, said: ‘This announcement is a major step forward for us and reflects our global commitment. We do not foresee any problems with Samual working in Hong Kong. We are a global body and are as able to meet in Hong Kong as London.’
Outside the EU, ACCA has its greatest number of members and students in the Greater China region.
Wong, 48, joined ACCA in 1981, he became a fellow in 1986 and joined the council in 1999. His stint as Hong Kong president ended last year.
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