Sartie joined The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as a Genebank Manager in February 2018. His role is to lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the ILRI Genebank, and to effectively curate the sub-tropical forage collections both at ILRI and The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). He holds a PhD in Pastoral Science (Breeding and Molecular Genetics) from Massey University in New Zealand, M. AplSc in Plant Science (Seed Technology) from Massey University in New Zealand and a BSc in Agriculture General from Njala University of Sierra Leone. Previously, he worked as a Forage Breeder at PGG Wrightson Seeds Limited in New Zealand, Post-Doctoral Scientist in Breeding & Genomics at The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research in New Zealand, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Yam Molecular Genetics and Breeding at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria, Research Assistant in Seed Technology and Breeding at Rice Research Station in Sierra Leone, and Teacher at Methodist and Ahmadiyya Secondary Schools in Sierra Leone. Sartie is a citizen of New Zealand and Sierra Leone and married with three children, one boy and two girls.