Riccardo Sarfatti, born April 3rd, 1940 in Milan, was an Italian architect, entrepreneur and politician. He graduated in architecture from Politecnico di Milano in 1965, and was an assistant professor of Urban Planning, Ordinary of the same Polytechnic Institute and professor for the course of History of Architecture in Venice and the Faculty of Architecture in Milan. In 1979 he founded Luceplan Spa. He was president of CNAD (National Council of Associations for Design) and member of the Presidential Committee for Freedom and Justice. He died in a car accident on September 9, 2010.