Wing T. Chao, who was elected in July to the Las Vegas Sands’ board of directors to help the company to expand in Asia, will leave his position. According to the company, “on October 19, 2010, Wing T. Chao informed Las Vegas Sands Corp. that he planned to leave the board of directors in order to become an advisor to the company on its design and development projects. “Mr. Chao’s departure from the board of directors will become effective at the time he enters into a consulting contract with the company, which is expected to occur in early November.” Mr Chao is a former Walt Disney executive. While there, he oversaw master planning, architecture and development of Disney’s land holdings in California, Florida, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Mr Chao was a key member in the successful negotiation with the French government to build the Paris Disneyland Resort. Subsequently he also played a vital role in the successful negotiation with the Hong Kong government for the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, which opened in 2005.