Apple’s Andrew Trister joins Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Apple’s Andrew Trister is joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a new role focusing in taking digital health companies global. At Apple he worked in the health group on medical research initiatives.

Photo courtesy of “CNBC.”

Photo courtesy of “CNBC.”

Trister confirmed his new role in a phone interview with CNBC. .He joined Apple in a special projects role in 2016 and was among the first employees to join the team.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. Based in Seattle, Washington, it was launched in 2000 and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world, holding $50.7 billion in assets.