The DuGut™ Company has been founded by Stephanus Vermeulen. He is the CEO of DuGut™ and is an activist, futurist as well as an Advertising and Entertainment Executive with over 30 years of experience. Stephanus Vermeulen supports a myriad of social engagements through Advertising, Film and TV, as well as Social Games. Stephanus has worked in a professional capacity for many Global Brands and leading Film and TV Studios in Hollywood. Stephanus was inspired to start The DuGut™ Company because he saw a way to create positive change using his experience, after he was on the Board as a *Social Impact Advisor to President Obama. The DuGut™ company is located in Lisbon, Los Angeles and Amsterdam.

*2010 Presidential Rank Review Board and Distinguished Counsel of the President Obama Administration

Mission Statement

The DuGut™ Companies mission is to accelerate a globalised transition into a sustainable and kinder world.

Our Vision

The DuGut™ Company envisions a better world where we utilize consumer behavior to solve issues such as climate change, poverty and inequality.

Our Strategy

The DuGut™ Company is going to reach its mission by accelerating the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and stimulating consumers and their favorite brands to do good with an easy to use DuGut™App that drives positive change. The DuGut™App makes use of A.I. and Blockchain Technology to stimulate users to hold their favorite brands accountable for their actions, by micro-funding an SDG of their choice. Brands can buy CSR related data they otherwise don’t receive and engage with Conscious Consumers through a free to use content management system. The DuGut™App aims to become a staple of the growing demand of conscious consumption, and help us transition towards an ethical system of product consumption and responsibility for a better world.


Company Directors and Management

Stephanus Vermeulen


Jacob Magalhaes



Anouk Grace Calahan


George Fote


Board Of Directors

Stephanus Vermeulen


Jacob Magalhaes


Jorge Magalhaes

Board Executive

Bulent Candan

Board Executive

Christian Leeb

Board Executive

Advisory Board


Hugo Hanselmann

Brand Strategy

Former Global Chief Digital Connection AB-Inbev, Brussels

Jorge Magalhaes

General Business,Sustainability

Senior Vice-President, Global Engineering, Design Centers

Advertising,Marketing and PR Agencies:

Bulent Candan

Brand Strategy

Serviceline Leader at Merkle Netherlands

Sean Angus


President and Co-Founder at The LaunchPad Agency, Silicon Beach/LA

Government and Political Affairs:

Jim Freeman

Government and Political Affairs

Consultant at Freeman Public Affairs, USA

NGOs,Humanities and Socail Affairs:

Kadu Titi

Developing Countries

One of the '51 Most Impactful Leaders in Water & Water Management, Africa

Michael Lloyd White

Humanities and Social Affairs

CEO at World Kindness USA Washington D.C.

Corey Harnish

Humanities and Social Affairs

CEO Betterworld International, Fun Funding


Chris H. Leeb

CEO 42Angelitos

Silicon Valley USA

Ton Rosendaal

Partner CFO Network Netherlands

Entertainment and Media:

Cesar Couto Ferreira

VP of Expansion and Transcendence & Co-Founder Fábrica do Futuro Brazil

Former Managing Director VICE Portugal and Head of Content and Editorial MTV Portugal