Samy Rakotoniaina joined the USAID Mikolo Project as Communications Manager in November 2015. Prior to joining MSH, he spent three years as public relations and communications manager at HERi Madagascar, a social enterprise that empowers rural populations with solar-powered energy kiosks. He contributed to the startup’s visibility both at home and abroad, and helped raise important funds on parallel social projects. His outstanding work as a development communicator raised USAID Mikolo's profile at the national and international level since 2016. Rakotoniaina holds a master of economics from Catholic University.