Kromek (AIM: KMK), a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets, is pleased to note that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Arnab Basu MBE, has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs Sue Snowdon.
In this role, Dr Basu will support the Lord-Lieutenant in her duties that include promoting a good atmosphere and spirit of co-operation by the encouragement she gives to voluntary service and to benevolent organisations and by the interest she takes in the business, industrial and social life of County Durham.
Dr Basu was selected for appointment following many years of dedicated service to his local community within the voluntary sector as well as business sector. In addition to being the CEO of Sedgefield headquartered Kromek, he has been a prominent member of the local community supporting mental health charities, sports organisations, the Health Service as the Chair of the Academic Health Science Network and supporting British businesses as a Council member of Innovate UK.
Speaking about his appointment, Dr Arnab Basu said: “I am deeply honoured and humbled to be appointed to this prestigious role. County Durham has been home to me for over two decades and it is where we have grown as a family. My time in Durham University, professional career with Kromek and wide ranging involvement in the local community has provided me with experience that I can draw on to support the Lord-Lieutenant’s work and help to make a positive difference.”