Born in Montreal in 1973 of Vietnamese parents, Hoang grew up in Brossard, where he currently lives. Hoang is a new dad of a few month old girl.

Elected Member of Parliament for Brossard–La Prairie from 2011 until 2015, Hoang Mai has acted as Official Opposition Transport Critic. He was also Vice-President of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, which he joined in August 2013.

From 2011 to 2014, he managed several portfolios, acting as Critic for National Revenue, Deputy Critic for Justice and Deputy Critic for Transport. Until 2012, he was also Vice-President of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, where he played an active role in obtaining a committee review to fight tax evasion and tax havens.

He is currently the Chief Legal Officer for Transpod, a Canadian green tech start-up, specializing in high-speed public transit.

Mr. Mai studied economics before completing a Bachelor of Law degree, as well as a Master of International Private Law degree, from the Université de Montréal. He then continued his training in international law in The Hague, in the Netherlands. In 1998, he joined Coudert Brothers, an international law office which took him to work in Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2001, he returned to Montreal to establish a private practice.

A sports enthusiast, Mr. Mai regularly plays hockey and soccer. He has also volunteered as a youth soccer coach in Brossard and has taught downhill skiing with Okpik Brossard, as well as scuba diving.