Meaning & Values
Baraka's Valuesstem from its meaning and the environment we live in
GRATITUDEin all its existential
and fundamental interpretations
MODESTYin all achievements
and in attaining goals
INTEGRITYin dealing with self, others
and the world
DIGNITYin creating value
and reaching to others
REVERENCEto the human spirit, its ambitions,
its creativity, its visions, its drive,
and its sparks
Baraka's Human EdgeIn associating with its human resources,
BARAKA strives to embody the following attributes in every individual
it associates with, either directly or through its companies
HistoryBARAKA HOLDING was founded by Dr. Walid R. Touma in 2009.
Below is a timeline of the historical developments leading to its creation:
- 1995 - 2006
- LNNi.com Inc & GEOCEL International(1996/1995)
LNNi.com, Inc., a Delaware holding company, and GeoCel International, a Texas company, both were co-founded by Dr. Walid R. Touma in 1996 and 1995 respectively. In 1998, Dr. Touma's shares in both LNNi.com and GeoCel were transferred to US.net Investment Corporation (BVI).
LNNi.com, Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, with operations both in Texas and Washington, DC, offered subscription based legislative, regulatory, and US budget information services through its wholly owned subsidiaries, GalleryWatch.com, Inc. (www.gallerywatch.com), USBudget.com (www.usbudget.com), USCongress.com (www.uscongress.com), and LNNi Services, Inc. to a growing market of legislative and government professionals.
GeoCel International, a Texas company headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a software development company specializing in advanced Internet tools and applications development & marketing.
In October 2006, LNNi.com, Inc. and GeoCel International were both acquired by the Economist Group (www.economistgroup.com).
- US.net Investment Corporation(1998)
US.net Investment Corporation was founded in 1998 by Dr. Walid R. Touma as a British Virgin Islands investment vehicle in emerging growth companies, global investment funds, and private equity funds both in North America and Europe.
- 2007 - 2009
- MEACOM & MEADEV Corporations(2007)
- BARAKA HOLDING(2009)
In August 2009, Dr. Walid R. Touma founded BARAKA HOLDING to consolidate the group's operating assets, and facilitate the growth of the operating entities under the holding. BARAKA HOLDING is a British Virgin Islands Corporation.
- AIN BARAKEH Real Estate Development(2009)
In September 2009, BARAKA HOLDING launched AIN BARAKEH Real Estate Development to develop, promote, and sell lands in the town of Chtaura, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.
- MANDARA Industrial Park(2010)
In August 2010, BARAKA HOLDING launched MANDARA Industrial Park to develop, promote, and sell lands for industrial development in the town of Kab Elias, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.
BARAKA HOLDING launched BARAKA Land Development Corporation (BLDC) in the MENA. Over the coming few years, the focus of BLDC will be Lebanon, with potential land development projects in select MENA countries.
BARAKA HOLDING launched AGRA, SAL to serve the agricultural sector in the Bekaa, and as a trading platform of fruits and vegetables between Lebanon, Europe, GCC, and Africa.
BARAKA HOLDING launched BALADAC as the developer and promoter of BARAKA's real estate projects in Lebanon.