Mr. Douglas So, JP



    Mr Douglas So is a solicitor of Hong Kong.  He worked at Baker McKenzie and later as Executive Director, Charities & General Counsel at The Hong Kong Jockey Club for over 20 years.  Mr So was formerly Vice-President of The University of Hong Kong in charge of institutional advancement.

    In 2014, Mr So founded F11 Foto Museum ( inside a heritage building in Happy Valley to promote photography, heritage conservation and private museums.  In 2017, he established f22 foto space ( in Wanchai, which is an award winning gallery focusing on photo art, contemporary artists and creative design.  

    In 2019, he opened the first Leica flagship store in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong as a joint venture with the German camera manufacturer. Mr So recently commenced Galerie f16 in Paris, France (, which provides professional advice and curated services on photography.

    Mr So is keen to serve the community.  He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2019.  Currently, he is the Chairman of:

    1/ Antiquities Advisory Board;
    2/ Advisory Committee on Chinese Medicine Development Fund;
    3/ The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund; and 
    4/ Corporate Governance Committee of UNICEF HK.

    Mr So also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation and the Museum Advisory Committee.  In addition, he is a Council member of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, as well as a Board member of M Plus Collections Ltd; Food Angel and the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital.