Enron was founded in 1985 by kenneth lay in the merger of two natural-gas-transmission companies, houston natural gas corporation and internorth, inc the merged company, hng internorth, was renamed enron in 1986.
Kenneth lay founded enron in 1985 two years after its founding, the company becomes embroiled in scandal after two traders begin betting on the oil markets, resulting in suspiciously consistent profits - synopsis enron: smartest guys in the room introduction.
1985: founding years enron's dramatic expansion and rise to international prominence enron was born in july 1985 when houston natural gas merged with omaha-based internorth kenneth lay, an energy economist who had held academic and government positions throughout his career, became chairman and chief executive. In 1985, kenneth lay merged the natural gas pipeline companies of houston natural gas and internorth to form enron in the early 1990s, he helped to initiate the selling of electricity at market prices, and soon after, the united states congress approved legislation deregulating the sale of natural gas.
Enron enron was founded in 1985 through the merger of houston natural gas and internorth, a natural gas company based in omaha, nebraska, and quickly became the major energy and petrochemical commodities trader under the leadership of its chairman kenneth lay. Enron corporation was an american energy, commodities, and services company based in houston, texasit was founded in 1985 as a merger between houston natural gas and internorth, both relatively small regional companiesbefore its bankruptcy on december 2, 2001, enron employed approximately 20,000 staff and was a major electricity, natural gas, communications and pulp and paper company, with.
It was founded in 1985 as a merger between houston natural gas and internorth, board of directors of enron corporation kenneth lay: chairman of the board robert a belfer norman p blake jr ronnie c chan  during december 1993, enron finalized a 20-year power-purchase contract with the maharashtra state electricity.