Rebecca Mark Is Paddling As Fast As She Can

Suddenly, Azurix' boss has her hands full trying to keep Enron's water spin-off afloat

Rebecca P. Mark relishes a challenge. One of her toughest came in 1995, when Hindu nationalists canceled Enron Corp.'s $1 billion power plant project in India--the country's largest foreign investment ever. Mark, in charge of Enron's international gas and electric power projects, dug in her notorious high heels. She dragged company executives along on endless visits to sip tea with Indian politicians and agreed to dole out cheaper power.

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