Rob Baan, born in Haarlem as son of a police officer, is owner of Koppert Cress, a rapidly growing international company with micro vegetables he likes to sell under the name of Cress.

   Baan studied at the Hogere Landbouw School in Dordrecht. Rob Baan has worked for Syngenta Seeds in about 70 countries for more than 20 years. In 2002 he started Koppert Cress.