MEET JUSTIN ETZIN

Justin Etzin is a Seychelles Diplomat for the United Nations, UNESCO.

He a leading international Entrepreneur in Hospitality and invests in residential and commercial development projects across the world. He is an avid environmentalist having founded the One Ocean, One Future Foundation.

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About Justin Etzin

In Justin Etzin’s current role as a Seychelles Diplomat for The United Nations UNESCO, he is responsible for promoting foreign investment in to the Seychelles. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Seychelles grew 14% in 2018 and is expected to grow by 79% in 2019.

In the Seychelles, he is the owner of Global Ocean Investments, a privately funded investment and development company. Justin is also an active angel investor who has assisted with several start ups. 

The Etzin Foundation was founded by Justin Etzin and provides special experiences for the terminally ill as well as funds life-saving medical equipment for hospitals that are in need of funding.

Justin is best known as an international entrepreneur in corporate and consumer hospitality. He founded Altitude London which is the largest river side entertainment venue in a skyscraper in London. 

DISCOVER
THE SEYCHELLES

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, located 1500 km East of mainland Africa.  This remarkable country is one of the worlds leaders in conservation, with 42% of the land reserved for conservation efforts to protect endangered wildlife. 

Justin Etzin has been a diplomat for The Seychelles for over a decade.
Find out more about this archipelago and why visitors and locals alike call it paradise.

About the Seychelles

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, located 1500 km East of mainland Africa.  The Seychelles is one of the worlds leaders in conservation, with 42% of the land reserved for conservation efforts to protect endangered wildlife. Environmental protection is considered a cultural value in the Seychelles. 

87% of the population speaks Seychelles Creole (which is primarily based upon French), 51% speaks French, and 38% speaks English. 

From 1976 to 2015, the Seychelles GDP grew sevenfold and the country now has one of the highest nominal per capita GDP in Africa. About 30% of the population works in the tourism industry. 

As a Seychelles diplomat for the United Nations UNESCO, one of Justin Etzin’s responsibilities is to encourage foreign investment in to the Seychelles. The country is currently experiencing a large increase in interest from foreign investors. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Seychelles grew 14% in 2018 and is expected to grow by 79% in 2019.

Justin Etzin is also responsible for promoting tourism to the Seychelles. The crystal clear waters, white beaches, dramatic peaks and beautiful flora give the country an Eden like quality. Visitors are spoilt with options, whether they’re looking for an adventure, with island-hopping and diving, or just some R&R at one of the many spas, there is something for everyone. The Seychelles has some of the best hotels in the world, including North Island, Fregate Island Private and MAIA. British Airways now have direct flights from London which take around 10 hours, making it easier to visit the country than ever before. 

ONE OCEAN, ONE FUTURE FOUNDATION

Justin Etzin is an avid environmentalist and the founder of the One Ocean, One Future Foundation.
OOOF is dedicated to protecting the ocean and its habitats for future generations.

The mission of the One Ocean, One Future Foundation is to raise global awareness and prevent the destruction of our fragile oceans.

Justin Etzin founded OOOF and since then, OOOF has been creating infrastructure to protect the natural state of ecosystems and collaborating with other foundations and conservations teams to raise funds and awareness.

OOOF Foundation

Environmental protection is considered a cultural value in the Seychelles. Justin wanted to bring these same cultural values to countries across the globe, ensuring that our fragile oceans are protected for future generations. 

The One Ocean, One Future Foundation believes that in order for the oceans to be saved, there needs to be a fundamental change in our thinking. There is no challenge currently facing the ocean that does not have a solution.

The OOOF Foundation works with influencers from the world of Film, Music, Art & Fashion to raise global awareness to prevent the destruction of our fragile oceans. OOOF collaborates on a number of projects to create infrastructure to preserve the natural state of fragile habitats.

Finley Cay Island project

The Finley Cay Island project is a new project by Justin Etzin and the OOOF Foundation to develop new technology and a new form of architecture specifically designed for delicate ecosystems. The goal is to develop a new type of architecture where the structures are fully self-sufficient, utilising solar and wind power, and can be installed and removed without disturbing the surrounding area. While these zero impact structures are being specifically designed for delicate ecosystems, we believe that this technology is key for future developments across the world and reducing the impact humans have on the environment.

Justin Etzin is excited to announce that Finley Cay has been chosen as the first proposed site for the installation of this new eco-tech. Finley Cay is an island in the Bahamas, often referred to as ‘Bird Island’ due to its abundance of White Crowned Pigeons. The OOOF Foundation is working with renowned species experts to preserve and protect these birds.

The proposed structures are built on stilts offering minimal soil disruption, the unique shape provides great resistance to hurricanes. Completely powered by the sun and wind, they utilize the most advanced eco-friendly technologies available. Built completely off site, the structures can be laid down quickly with no disturbance to the surrounding area.

This ecologically sound tent is engineered as a permanent structure, yet can be raised in just a few weeks and disassembled without a trace.

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Mansion originally owned by Macy's Straus family to be sold in auction

1 May 2019 – The divorce of Consul General Justin Etzin from Latvian model Lana Zakocela led to the decision to sell the estate.

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