We’re the Experts, You’re the Boss

Richfield Investor Services is a multi-faceted, multi-lingual business services provider assisting International Companies seeking to establish themselves in Madagascar. The principals of Richfield have together over 30 years experience working in Madagascar.

Richfield works with incoming foreign companies to serve as their back office. Investors need concern themselves only with the managerial and technical aspect of their work while the administration, HR, licensing, accounting and payroll functions can be outsourced to Richfield with the knowledge that we can do the job right the first time.

Our principals have extensive experience working in the natural resources sector in both the private and public arenas and are able to assist mining and petroleum companies with their claims, licensing, permitting and transfer requirements. Richfield can assist its clients with ISO Health and Safety compliance, achieving a social license to operate for mining exploration companies (E3+) and acquisition of authorizations for a variety of water uses and waste water and solid waste management.

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The Richfield Team

Tom Cushman - Managing Director

Tom Cushman is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and has 20 years experience as a gem trader in Madagascar.  Tom founded and managed the Institut de Gemmologie de Madagascar on a grant from the World Bank.  He has been active in mining policy and development for many years in Madagascar as a consultant to the Ministry of Energy and Mines and is a founding member of the Malagasy National Mines Committee.

Tom opened Richfield Investor Services in Antananarivo, Madagascar is 2007 to assist international investors navigate the Malagasy business environment.  In 2008 Tom was honored for his years of service by being awarded Chevalier of the National Order of Madagascar.

Tom speaks English, French and basic Malagasy

Hanitra Razafison - Administrator

Hanitra Razafison (Potsy) is a graduate of the INSCAE (Institut National des Sciences Comptables et Administratives), Madagascar with a Masters in Administration.

Potsy has considerable experience in Administration and Management. Since joining the firm in 2007, Potsy specializes in company creation and ex-pat worker issues. She is the point person for troubleshooting client problems.

Potsy speaks Malagasy, French and English

Zoé Rakotonirina

Zoé Rakotonirina is a graduate of the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar with a Masters in Management.

Zoé is an accountant with 9 years experience in many domains, proficient in Ciel Compta accounting software.  Prior to joining the firm in April 2010, he specialized in preparing financial statements and tax declarations.

Zoé speaks Malagasy, French and basic English

Viviane Noro Aina

Viviane Noro Aina has pursued a high level secretarial training at INSCAE (Institut National des Sciences Comptables et Administratives).

She joined the firm in 2007 as an Administrative assistant and has worked in several matters such as visa processing for foreign workers, secretarial assistance and management of the database of Ambatovy Project. Aina has basic accounting skills and she assists the senior accountants.

Aina speaks Malagasy, French and basic English

Harihaja Ratsimiseta

Harihaja Ratsimiseta pursued Administration and communication studies at ISCAM (Institut Supérieur de la Communication, des Affaires et du Management).

Harihaja has 6 years experience in secretarial assistance.  Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Harihaja worked in marketing and sales at an exchange office. Since joining the firm, Harihaja handles the visa for foreign workers processes, fiscal matters, and cash management at the company; she also provides secretarial assistance.

Harihaja speaks Malagasy, French and English