Born and raised in Holland, Wim graduated from the internationally acclaimed Wageningen University in the Netherlands and became an extremely successful lettuce breeder in the Netherlands before seeing a huge niche within the Asian market. In 1998 he started his company, which was amongst one of the first companies to introduce lettuce into Thailand. Wim spent much of his time familiarizing farmers, academics and students with his new alternative farming technologies and products to achieve his overall goal of introducing new, high quality products into the Thai marketplace.
On an international level Wim provides R & D and seed trials for some of the world’s largest seed companies such as Rijk Zwaan. Rijk Zwaan is ranked amongst the top 5 companies in the vegetable seed market globally and employs over 2,500 employees in 30 different countries. Wim, a now fluent Thai speaker, commands the respect of the Thai farming and local and international business community and is a huge asset to Midas Aquaponics.